Box truck rolls off Route 414 hill in Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WETM) – A truck fell off Route 414 and briefly rolled down a hill in Watkins Glen on Friday.

Watkins Glen Police Department responded around 12:24 p.m. to the rollover and found the operator had exited the vehicle unharmed. According to Police the operator was traveling North on 414 down the hill and lost function of his breaks. Rather than striking a large line of cars in traffic, the truck driver was able to guide the truck to exit the road.

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A portion of 414 was shut down as first responders remained on scene. The operator later signed off and refused medical attention.

Officers evacuated a business below the accident and crews remained on scene for about three hours before the vehicle was recovered and the road was opened back up.

According to police, the operator of the vehicle is facing several traffic tickets at this time.

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