Non-life threatening injuries after tractor-trailer collides with car in Verona

By WKTV News

VERONA, N.Y. (WKTV) - It was a close call, with two victims escaping with only non-life threatening injuries and another driver uninjured after a car and a tractor trailer collided in the Town of Verona on Tuesday.

According to New York State Police, authorities responded to the accident on State Route 13 in Verona around 2:30 p.m. On Tuesday.

Authorities said that Erol Kara, 43, of Tonawanda was driving a tractor trailer northbound on State Route 13 when an uninvolved vehicle ahead of him stopped in the roadway to avoid a deer. State Police said Kara attempted to take evasive action and slid into the south bound lane, striking a Pontiac that was driving southbound.

Inside the Pontiac were Charles DeWolf, 68, and Karen DeWolf, 63, both of Blossvale. The DeWolfs were both transported to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for evaluation and treatment as both had complaints of pain at the scene.

According to State Police, neither of the DeWolfs appeared to have life-threatening injuries and Kara was uninjured.

Kara received tickets for failing to keep right and for inadequate tires and the tractor trailer was impounded pending further inspection by the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit. The Sylvan Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation assisted at the scene.

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