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May 30, 2012 - 4:40pm

Two people injured on Route 77 when car turns into passing truck

posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Alabama.

A driver may have failed to signal before making a left-hand turn on Route 77 in Alabama this afternoon leading to a collision with a semi-truck that was trying to pass his vehicle.

Both the driver and one of his passenger's were injured in the 1:06 p.m. accident at the intersection of Route 77 and Ledge Road.

No citations were issued, according to the accident report prepared by Deputy Chris Parker.

Suffering minor injuries were Randolph S. Mattice, 44, of Court Street, Syracuse, and Christie A. Rogers, 51.

Both a witness and the truck driver reported they didn't see a turn signal on Mattice's vehicle.

The truck driver, William Conroy, 42, of Williamee Road, Trumansburg, was not injured.

Suzanne M. Walsh, owner of the 2000 Pontiac Driven by Mattice, was also uninjured.

(Initial Report)

Kyle Couchman
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Correct me if I am wrong, but at the intersection even if the car is turning left, or doing whatever, the car still slowed down or stopped before making the turn, however as truck usually do when they are in a hurry he attempted to pass on the right, at an intersection. Now I may be rusty but passing on the right isnt exactly legal on a roadway with one lane in each direction, and doing so at an intersection is even less reccomended. Isnt it?

Seems to me the truck bears some degree of responsibility here as well.

Mark Brudz
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According to the diagram, the trucker passed on the left Kyle

Kyle Couchman
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never mind.....lol damn meds

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