Tractor-trailer truck accident in Carlton

Posted 10 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Press Release: Orleans County Sheriff

An Orleans County man escaped serious injury yesterday afternoon after the 18-wheeler he was operating ran off the road & overturned.

The incident occurred shortly after 4:00 P.M., in the 12600 block of Roosevelt Highway (State Route 18), just east of Yates-Carlton Town Line Rd., in the Town of Carlton.

Raymond N. Matteson (Age 30) was operating the tractor-trailer truck east bound of Roosevelt Hwy., when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle ran off the south side of the roadway, struck a mailbox, and sheared off a National Grid utility pole. The vehicle continued across an open field and down a slight embankment whereupon it overturned on it’s side. The open trailer contained construction demolition debris, most of which spilled out onto the ground. There was no Haz-Mat issue.

Matteson (sole-occupant) was transported to Medina Memorial Hospital where he was treated & released. Sheriff’s Deputies determined that alcohol was not a contributing factor in the crash, however excessive speed was. Matteson was cited for Unsafe Speed and Unsafe Lane Change. He will appear in Town of Carlton Court at a later date.

The truck-trailer was righted by Lyon’s Collision and towed to their shop in Medina. It was being inspected this morning by personnel from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Additional charge(s) may be forthcoming pending the results of that inspection.

The incident was investigated by Deputy D.S. Klips, assisted by Deputy T.N. Tooley, Sergeant G.T. Gunkler, and Lieutenant C.M. Bourke. The Sheriff’s Office received assistance from Carlton & Lyndonville firefighters.

Scott D. Hess