Albion man hospitalized after accident in Barre this morning

Posted 3 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Sheriff Scott Hess

BARRE – An Albion man is hospitalized following a 2-vehicle crash this morning in the Town of Barre.

The incident occurred at about 5:20 a.m. at the intersection of West Lee Road (State Route 31A) and Eagle Harbor Road.

Albert T. Witt, 69, was operating a 2000 Dodge Caravan, travelling south on Eagle Harbor Road when he attempted to cross Route 31A. Witt’s vehicle entered the intersection without yielding right-of-way and crossed into the path of a westbound tractor-trailer car-carrier and a collision subsequently occurred.

Witt, the sole occupant, was trapped in the wreckage for about 30 minutes before being extricated by Barre firefighters. He was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight helicopter.

The truck/trailer is owned by Ladue Auto Transport located in Hamlin. It was operated by Robert S. Jiacobbe, 30, of Hilton. Jiacobbe was the sole occupant of the truck and was not injured. At the time of the incident, the truck was transporting seven vehicles on the carrier. None of those vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision.

The incident was investigated by Deputy K.J. Colonna, assisted by Deputy J.A. DeFilipps and Trooper G.W. Radford of the Albion barracks. Albion firefighters and personnel from Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance also assisted at the scene.