Van – dump truck – boat accident

John Christensen The Chronicle-Express
A dump truck hauling a load of gravel was stuck by a van Oct. 22 and overturned. It skidded down Dundee-Starkey Road on its top, scattering its load and striking a boat being hauled in the opposite direction.

A three vehicle accident, including a van, a dump truck, and a boat, occurred Oct. 22 at the intersection of Dundee-Starkey and Lakemont-Himrod Roads in the town of Starkey.

According to Yates County Sheriff’s Deputies, Richard Taylor, 20, of 347 Dundee Starkey Road, failed to yield the right of way whiled driving a full sized van south on Lakemont-Himrod, and struck a dump truck, driven by Stephen Washburn, 57, of Dundee, with his son, Preston, 25, as passenger. The gravel-loaded truck overturned and continued on its top going east on Dundee-Starkey, scattering its load. It then struck a boat being hauled behind a truck driven west by Mark Schenck, 50, also of Dundee, and came to rest with the cab in the ditch.

Sheriff’s Deputies, Dundee Fire & Ambulance, Medic 55, and Penn Yan Ambulance responded. Stephen Washburn suffered a leg injury, and Preston a shoulder injury. Both were taken to Schuyler Hospital where they were treated and released. Taylor and Schenck were checked at the scene and released. Taylor was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way.