Suffolk County Police issued six tickets to a car-carrier driver who allegedly crashed into an overpass on the Long Island Expressway, then fled the scene, but not before shedding debris in his wake that caused an additional accident.
Robert Yee was driving a 2005 International car carrier westbound on the LIE when an SUV strapped to the top of the carrier struck the Waverly Avenue overpass in Holtsville on Long Island last Thursday morning, police said, as reported by the (Medford, New York) Patch.com.
Debris from the SUV struck a 1997 GMC driven by C.J. McGuire, who was traveling behind the carrier. Both vehicles reportedly pulled over to the side of the road, but according to police, Yee then sped off, with McGuire following while phoning the police from his car. A police officer pulled Yee over on Express Drive North at Exit 61, the Patch.com reported.
Two additional vehicles had to swerve away from the debris, causing another crash. No one was injured, police told the Patch.com.
Citations For Several Violations
Yee, 33, was issued citations for leaving the scene of an accident and operating an over-height vehicle, among other violations. The truck needed to be towed by the Yonkers-based company that owns it, the Patch.com reported, adding that Yee will appear at First District Court at a later date.