CORNING - The pedestrians hit by a delivery truck at about 8:13 a.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of Centerway and East Pulteney Street, have been released from Strong Memorial Hospital after being treated for minor injuries.
A mother and three children were walking west on East Pulteney Street and were crossing at the State Route 414 intersection, said Corning City Police Chief Jeff Spaulding. The pedestrians were crossing the street in the crosswalk.
Spaulding said the mother pushing two of the three children in a dual stroller were struck when a box truck traveling east on East Pulteney Street was turning left.
"The young children in the stroller had a little extra protection from an infant car seat that was placed inside the stroller," Spaulding said.
The driver, Patrick M. Counterman, 23, of Spencer, of the box truck said that he did not see the people in the crosswalk due to the glare from the sun, Spaulding said. The third child had crossed the street on his bike before the truck had turned, was not struck by the truck and was uninjured.
The driver of the vehicle immediately stopped his vehicle when he realized that he had struck someone, Spaulding said. The driver, as well as citizens at the scene, assisted the family until emergency personnel arrived.
Counterman has cooperated fully with the ongoing investigation, Spaulding said. Drugs and alcohol were not contributing factors in this accident.
City Police utilized members of the New York State Police’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit during the investigation, Spaulding said. Traffic tickets may be issued upon completion of the investigation.