Car crashes into plow truck on Route 17 west

By Suzanne Proulx

Car crashes into plow truck on Route 17 west

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A car driving west on Route 17 crashed into the back of a DOT plow truck Wednesday morning.

It happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. near the exit for Vestal.

Vestal Police said the DOT truck was plowing part of the shoulder and passing lane when the vehicle behind the truck couldn't slow down as the plow attempted to turn off into the median.

Emergency crews needed extrication equipment to remove the driver from the car.

The extent of the car driver's injuries is unknown. Although the DOT was damaged, the truck driver was not injured.

Vestal Police, Fire and EMS all responded.

Vestal police said the cause of the crash was the poor road conditions.

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