NY State Police: Garbage truck hits DOT snow plow near Sidney, closed I-88 west


On February 9, 2021 at approximately 11:28 a.m., New York State Police at Sidney responded to Interstate 88 west in the town of Bainbridge for a two-vehicle crash involving a New York State Department of Transportation Plow and a garbage truck.

The westbound lanes were closed at exit 9 (Sidney) for several hours to remove the two vehicles.

An investigation revealed that the plow truck was in the left lane plowing the passing lane and shoulder of the roadway.  The garbage truck passed on the right and struck the snowplow wing on the passenger side.  The impact caused both vehicles to go into the median.

The garbage truck, registered to Global Transportation in Lamonia, IA was being operated by 77-year-old male of Cleveland, TN.

The DOT truck was operated by a 22-year-old male of Oxford, NY with a 55-year-old passenger of Greene, NY.

No injuries were reported.  The roadway reopened around 2:20 p.m.

The New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit was also on scene.