DOT driver suffers injury after a collision near Nichols


The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two car accident yesterday morning on Route 17 Westbound near exit 63 in the Town of Nichols.

A Department of Transportation crew was doing safety work on the highway when one of their vehicles was struck by a tractor trailer passing by.

The driver of the D.O.T vehicle sustained a serious injury and was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

The driver of the tractor trailer, 37 year old Lawrence Faucett, was issued traffic tickets for moving from lane unsafely and failure to exercise due care.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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