Volvo knocks over toll booth, worker inside
At least one person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle collided into a tollbooth in the Marion parking lot Tuesday night.
A navy blue Volvo, which was entering the parking lot, knocked the tollbooth completely on its side around 7:20 p.m. The person manning the tollbooth was taken to the hospital for evaluation, said Department of Public Safety Sgt. Charles Fiesinger. The investigation is ongoing and Fiesinger could not provide details on the person’s conditions or how the car collided into the booth.
The Volvo’s front-end bumper was mangled and the windshield shattered. The driver’s side airbag deployed. The accident site was blocked off with yellow tape, cautioning that the area was a fire line.
Electricity to the tollbooth was shut off and there did not appear to be an electrical hazard, Fiesinger said. Vehicles from the Syracuse Police Department, Syracuse police crime scene unit, DPS and Syracuse University fire safety unit lined the Marion Hall side of Waverly Avenue.
Tollbooth signs were bent and strewn across the grass area next to the booth, and the windows of the booth were completely knocked out. The tollbooth is situated on slightly raised ground, with yellow, hip-height poles surrounding it. One of the polls landed completely under the Volvo. The parking lot is sometimes used for Carrier Dome events, Fiesinger said.
An electrician was sent to do a second sweep on the tollbooth, which will remain in the parking lot until Wednesday morning when the debris will be removed, Fiesinger said. Towers from Rendino’s Towing left the scene with the Volvo on the bed of a truck at approximately 8:15 p.m.
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