Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

Three Car Accident in Big Flats

Roll-Over Car Accident on I-86
Big Flats (WENY) -- One person was taken to the hospital this afternoon after a three car accident near exit 49 in Big Flats.

One car rear-ended two others, causing extensive damage. Two drivers refused medical treatment, while the third was put on a backboard for precautionary measures and taken to the hospital.

Big Flats Fire Rescue Chief Heman Follower says this is the fourth major motor vehicle accident in two months at this location.

He says drivers need to pay attention to the changing traffic patterns because the D.O.T. has closed down a lane on both I-86 West and East Bound for construction between East Corning and Corning.