2011-03-03 / Police Reports

Car Slides Underneath Tractor-Trailer

A Mahopac, N.Y., woman suffered minor injuries when her eastbound 1998 Nissan Sentra slid under a trailer being pulled by a 2006 Freightliner tractor. Linda E. Barajas was taken to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment immediately following the Tuesday, February 22, accident along Interstate 70.

Barajas suffered the injuries at 10:55 a.m. when she drove through some slush on the Bethel Township roadway, state police said. Her car slid underneath the trailer just behind the vehicle’s rear wheels and then slid back out. Tractor-trailer driver Kevin W. Beard, 47, of Ligonier was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Barajas will be cited by state police for failure to drive her vehicle at a safe speed.

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