Building in Ulster Got Hit By a Truck


ULSTER – November 4, Thursday afternoon, an tractor trailer moving metal pipes crash a building in Ulster after the operator lost control of the tractor trailer after its load shifted.

No injuries whatsoever were reported in the crash according to State police at Towanda.

Cindy Chase recalls she was outside the building securing the store. Her back faces the intersection of Route 6 and Bridge Street in Ulster. She heard someone shouting at her to get out of the way. She runs Chase's Antiques and Collectibles in the building owned by Harold and Connie Bixby, Chase's parents.

When she turned, she saw a tractor-trailer rolling towards her and saw the truck operator almost out of the cab. When she heard the driver told her he couldn't stop the truck, she immediately jumped out of the vehicle's path and it smashed the front door of her shop.

"I was pretty lucky," she said.

The trucks impact seemed to have dislodged the building off its base a bit and created some damage near the door, yet there wasn't any interior damage. The building houses Chase's shop downstairs and apartment up stairs, according to her. She said to make sure the foundation of the building is still sound enough, it was scheduled for inspection.

"It could have been worse," Chase said.

The state police on the scene narrated that the accident happened as some of the pipes on the truck shoots forward into the cab making the truck operator lost control of the vehicle.

Ulster Fire Department's rescue personnel, Greater Valley EMS, and Ulster EMS responded to the scene. Workers form Texas Transco responded to the scene bringing a service truck to reposition the pipes on the trailer to safely remove the truck out of the scene of the accident. Texas Transco is a trucking company that delivers water to natural gas drilling sites that has shop in Ulster.

Printed on the doors of the truck involved in the accident is "Washita Valley Enterprises Inc."

There were no other information available on the crash as of late Thursday evening.