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Milk truck, SUV collide on 98 in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 November 2015 at 7:17 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – A tractor trailer hauling milk and an SUV were in a violent collision on Route 98 near the Allen Road intersection at about 6 p.m. today.

The milk truck’s tanker detached from the truck and hit the former Five Star Fabrication company, just south of Allen Road. The milk truck is owned by Stahl Brothers in Lockport. The driver of the truck wasn’t injured.

Many gallons of milk spilled on the road and in front of the former Five Star, which is now used by a car dealership.

The driver of this vehicle, a woman, needed to be freed by firefighters. She was taken by Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance to a nearby Mercy Flight landing area. Firefighters said the woman was conscious and talking.

It was a big effort by Albion firefighters who used extrication tools to get the woman out of her vehicle.

The tanker ended up on its side after hitting the building on Route 98. Onlookers at the scene said there was a loud boom with the accident.

Firefighters worked to clean up the scene, and all of the milk and debris in the road.

No additional information was available, including the cause of the accident.