Students involved in chain-reaction collision

Tyler McNeil

Managing Editor

Five cars piled up on Vandenburgh Avenue in front of the Science Center last Friday at 1 p.m.

“I’m just glad that nobody got hurt,” said Julian Knox, criminal justice student, who was involved in the pile up.

A male came around the South Drive onto Vandenburgh Avenue while heading northbound near the CDTA bus shelter and rear-ended another car in the middle lane. The crash started a chain-reaction collision between five cars. The man’s name has not been released by Troy Police.

“Everything is just crazy on Route 4,”  said Mike McCurdy, criminal justice student, around 30 minutes after the incident. According to Troy Police, the incident occurred right after the traffic light turned green. Public Safety monitored traffic after the scene.

The first two cars involved in the collision were towed away by Dawson’s Body Shop at 2 p.m. The first car to be rear-ended was a 2014 Mazda. “I feel bad for her. It’s a good car,” said Knox.

Three Hudson Valley students were confirmed to be have been involved in the incident. Three of the students suffered minor damages. “I heard something and next thing you know, I got hit,” said Kara Cicione, dental hygiene student.  

Cicione suffered the least damage, being the fifth car in front of the multi-vehicle collision. “It sucks I still had to deal with this,” she said.

Along with students involved in the incident, Robert Campchero, electrical engineering professor was also hit during the pile up. ”I just went out [of my car] and got some [air],” he said about waiting for Troy Police to hand him back his vehicle registration.


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