No injuries when dump truck overturns in Mattituck

TIM KELLY PHOTO | The driver of the overturned dump truck stands atop the wreck awaiting rescue personnel Monday afternoon.

No one was injured when a dump truck carrying a load of construction debris overturned on Factory Ave. in Mattituck late Monday afternoon and the driver of an SUV swerved off the road to avoid the wreck, Southold Town Police reported.

The truck driver, William Rash, 29, of Westhampton Beach,  was heading south on Factory Ave. in a 2001 Mack truck when he swerved to avoid a low-hanging wire and lost control of the vehicle, which overturned and landed on the driver’s side in the northbound lane, according to police.

Beverly Buckingham, 44, of Mattituck, who was behind the wheel of a 2008 Mercury SUV heading north on Factory Ave., swerved to avoid the overturned truck and ran off the road into a pile of asphalt.

Both drivers declined medical treatment.

The truck is registered to East End Ecology, the parent company of Mattituck Sanitation. The Suffolk County Police Department’s motor carrier safety inspection unit, which came out to inspect the wreck, issued the company two equipment violations, according to police.

Factory Ave. was closed for several hours as town police and the Mattituck Fire Department worked to clear the roadway.