Trucker Cited After Binghamton Roundabout Crash
A parks department employee speaks with a police officer at the roundabout. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
A tractor-trailer driver was ticketed after the big rig caused damage at the downtown Binghamton roundabout.
A sign provides guidance for truck drivers approaching the roundabout. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
The truck smashed into a large planter and crushed flowers at the Court Street traffic circle.
The latest trouble at the roundabout happened just before 1 p.m. Monday.
A city parks department employee who was nearby tried to explain to the driver that the maneuver he was attempting to perform with the truck would cause problems.
After the damage occurred, the city worker advised the trucker she was going to report the incident to police. The driver pulled over about a block away from the roundabout to await an officer.
Although the driver was cited in connection with the incident, it was not immediately known what tickets were issued.
Markings on the truck cab indicated the vehicle was operated by Leonard's Express of Farmington in Ontario County.
The roundabout planters, posts and other decorative features have been damaged by errant drivers and vandals several times since the traffic circle was completed four years ago.
A police officer with the tractor-trailer that caused damage at the roundabout. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.