Long Island Now

The latest community buzz and updates. | Sign up for community newsletters.

Smithtown gets nearly $7G from trucking company in settlement

Smithtown Town Hall is at 99 West Main

Smithtown Town Hall is at 99 West Main St. (Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Town of Smithtown has reached a settlement with a New Jersey trucking company whose driver allegedly struck town workers repairing a traffic signal two years ago.

Appol Trucking Llc, of Passaic, and an employee, Flavio M. Alarcon, agreed to pay the town $6,943.99 to settle a lawsuit brought against them by the town. The settlement was approved by the town board on Feb. 28.

The suit stemmed from a Dec. 14, 2011, incident in which Alarcon allegedly struck a town Traffic Safety department bucket truck carrying workers repairing a signal at Pulaski Road and First Avenue in Smithtown. In court papers, town attorneys said Alarcon caused the accident and he was driving at a high rate of speed.


MORE: newsday.com/smithtown | Free community newsletters
SOCIAL: @CarlMacGowan | @NewsdayTowns | Google+


No one was injured in the accident. Court papers do not indicate whether Alarcon was charged.

The collision caused $11,086.78 in damage to the town truck, which was replaced for one month by a rental vehicle that cost the town $2,800.

Appol Trucking and Alarcon could not be reached for comment.
 

Tags: Smithtown

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Vote

Are municipalities too aggressive about legislating smoking restrictions?

Yes No

Your town

Get the latest news and information about your community, all in one place.

What's this? Send us your feedback

Sign up for community newsletters

Choose a community

advertisement | advertise on newsday