Niagara Gazette

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April 15, 2014

ACCIDENT: Truck transporter overturns in the Town of Niagara.

Niagara Gazette — A pair of accidents just minutes apart kept law enforcement agencies occupied Tuesday morning in the towns of Lewiston and Niagara.

It began at approximately 6:45 a.m., when a transporter belonging to Gold Rush Transport of Niagara Falls hauling eight vehicles exited the roadway and turned onto its right side while traveling west on Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara, state police said.

Police said the driver, Sean J. Lorraine, 46, of Niagara Falls, was clearing his windshield of fog due to a malfunctioning defroster when the incident occurred.

State Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Niagara County Hazmat, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Niagara County Health Department assisted in the cleanup at the scene.

Police said the driver was not injured and there were no charges involved in the incident.

Just minutes later, at 7:20 a.m., Lewiston Police were called to the scene of an accident involving a vehicle striking a tree.

According to Lewiston police Sgt. Frank Previte, Sarah D. Matuszkiewicz, 20, was driving on Mount Hope Road on the Tuscarora Reservation when her vehicle left the road and struck a tree on the property of 2064 Mount Hope Road.

"Speed was a factor," he said.

Sanborn Fire Co. and Tri-Community Ambulance Service assisted at the scene. Matuskiewicz was transported to Erie County Medical Center complaining of back pain and was treated and released, Previte said.

Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.

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