Accident On I 81 South at Whitney Point

By Erika Mahoney

July 24, 2012 Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 3:46 PM EDT

Whitney Point, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An accident involving a crane, a truck, and a car shut down a portion of Interstate 81 South.

The accident occurred after 4 pm between exit 7 at Castle Creek and exit 8 at Whitney Point.

The driver of one vehicle involved, a pick-up truck, said he was following a wide-load, a crane.

He said he was hit from behind and thought about moving out of the way when he realized the small car would likely be crushed by the crane.

"The thing is, if you move out of the way, that boom is down so low, it could probably take someone's head off," said Paul Meddley.

Meddley, and the crane operator, suffered no injuries.

The driver of that second vehicle was taken away on a stretcher.

There are no updates on his condition.

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