Truck hauling corn flips on Murdock Road in Yates
Photos by Tom Rivers
YATES – A 10-wheel dump truck hauling several tons of corn silage flipped over on Murdock Road this morning at about 7:45 a.m.
The driver of the truck suffered back and leg injuries and was taken by Medina Fire Department ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. A state trooper on the scene in Yates said the injuries to the driver were not serious.
The driver had just passed a bend in the road, which was wet from a morning rain. The driver was traveling north on Murdock, just north of the Yates-Ridgeway town line, when he lost control of the vehicle, the state trooper said. The road has narrow shoulders and the truck went into a ditch and flipped upside down.
Lyons Collision in Medina was called to get the truck out of the side of a field and back in an upright position. This photo shows Austin Lyons, left, and Ron Ettinger attaching cables to the truck.
Lyons pulls the truck up out of the ditch. The truck was hauling corn for Kludt Brothers Farms in Kendall. Kludt has a custom harvesting business and had harvested corn from a field for Torrey Farms. Kludt contracted with the truck driver to haul the corn.
Murdock Road was closed while Lyons Collision worked to get the truck safely from the scene. Lyndonville Fire Department was on the scene directing traffic.
Lyons Collision personnel reattach cables and chains after the truck was pulled to its side. The group includes, from left: Austin Lyons, his father Jeff Lyons, and Ron Ettinger.
The truck gets a final pull before its back on all 10 wheels. It took Lyons about 90 minutes to move the truck from the ditch to the road.