A Centro truck driver collided with another vehicle before crashing into the Oswego County Federal Credit Union Monday morning, sending both drivers to Oswego Hospital for minor injuries.
According to Oswego city police, the Centro Ford F-250 ran a red light at the intersection of East Fourth Street when the driver hit a Countertop Shop’s vehicle, the driver of which had had a green light to cross the intersection. Both vehicles ended up in the credit union’s lawn.
The Centro truck broke the gas main and electric meter when it crashed into the credit union’s main branch, resulting in a loss to electrical power and a “dangerous” natural gas leak, Oswego city firefighters said. No one inside the credit union was hurt.
Menter Ambulance took the Countertop Shop truck driver to the hospital. A fellow Centro employee, according to firefighters, transported the Centro truck driver there also.
Oswego police shut down the streets in the area while crews quickly isolated the gas leak and eventually repaired it. National Grid also appeared on the scene.
The names of the drivers have yet to be released, as the accident is still under investigation. The driver of the Centro truck was issued a ticket that charged him with failure to stop at a red light.