On Sept. 20, at approximately 1:47 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a reported accident involving a commercial vehicle hauling an oversize load and a passenger car. No injuries were reported.
Upon arrival, troopers spoke with Paul Delaney, 41, of Tully, N.Y. He advised a trooper that he was traveling north on U.S. Route 7 hauling a metal silo, approximately 77 feet in length. When he reached a curve on Route 7, in the middle of Pittsford village, the rear of his trailer crossed over into the southbound lane and collided with Pidgeon. Delaney advised he could not see vehicle 2 in his mirror due to the curve.
Troopers spoke with the second operator, Allen Pidgeon, 64, of Leicester. He advised he was traveling south in the southbound lane of Route 7 when he approached Delaney. Noticing the size of the load of vehicle 1 as it rounded the curve, he navigated his vehicle to the side of the road and stopped in an attempt to allow Delaney to pass. Pidgeon said Delaney continued to travel north and the rear of the trailer swiped the entire left side of his vehicle.
Delaney had minor damage to the left side of his trailer. Pidgeon sustained extensive damage to the entire left side of his vehicle.
Delaney possessed a permit to transport the oversize load on Route 7 and had an escort vehicle traveling in front of his truck. There was no escort vehicle following the wide load.
Both operators advised they did not have any injuries. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by the operators.