Why in heavens name would you expect a vehicle on a State Highway would have to stop? That story sounds fishy.....check her cell phone!!
Driver involved in Elba accident reportedly said she expected truck to stop
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 8, 2012 - 11:27am
The driver of a car that reportedly pulled in front of a truck on Route 98 in Elba on Tuesday told the deputy investigating the accident, "the truck just kept coming and didn't stop and he struck me," according to the accident report released by the Sheriff's Office.
The driver, 22-year-old Brandi-Lyn Heidenreich, of Garibaldi Avenue, Oakfield, was cited for alleged failure to yield the right of way at an intersection.
Neither Heidenreich nor the truck driver, Robert J. Hippert, 62, of East Stenzil Street, North Tonawanda, were injured.
Hippert, who was trapped in his vehicle by building debris, was transported to UMMC for observation.
After hitting Heidenreich's white 1996 Mazda sedan, Hippert's truck slammed into an antique store, The Mill, in a large, old red barn at the intersection of Route 98 and Route 262. A beam pierced the trailer of his truck just a foot or so above his head and several other beams crumbled against his windshield.
The truck wiped out six supporting beams in the barn and the barn structure had to be braced before the truck was moved late yesterday.
According to Deputy Brian Thompson's report, Heidenreich was eastbound on Route 262 and stopped at the intersection before pulling out onto Route 98 to make a left-hand turn.
Heidenreich apparently expected the southbound truck to stop for her, but there is no stop sign for either north nor southbound traffic on Route 98 at that intersection.
LOL tp, it's like you were reading my mind. I bet she's been through that intersection too many times to count.
Not to mention we all had to take a driver's test so we all know that common sense says a blinking light means slow down with caution. Why on earth would you pull out in front of a box truck lol
On a different note, I am really happy to hear that the truck driver was not hurt more seriously due to this girl's negligence. He is a very lucky man. Hopefully this girl has learned her lesson. This was totally unavoidable if she had only obeyed the traffic laws
Brandi is lucky that Robert was an attentive driver. Could have been a t-bone; poof, no more Brandi.