PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) - A multiple car accident this morning in Painted Post caused heavy traffic and sent one person to the hospital.

Traffic was stopped on I-86 westbound as a result of a crash that happened at approximately 6:30 AM on Thursday morning around exit 43.

State Police said that a woman attempted to avoid a tractor trailer parked on the shoulder and in the process, hit a car driving next to her. The car that was hit by the woman ended up hitting other cars on the highway.

Police said that in total, two sedans and two SUVs were affected.

The drivers did not suffer life threatening injuries although several people were brought to the hospital.