Friday, July 29, 2005
Amy Hepworth’s truck was totalled on the Manhattan Bridge this morning, full of fresh produce for us. The driver of the tractor trailer behind Hepworth’s truck fell asleep, rear ended Hepworth’s truck, which then plowed into a stalled Mitsubishi car, propelling them forward more than 100 feet on the bridge. Fortunately, no one was killed and Ben, Amy’s driver, wasn’t injured. Just took hours to extract the vehicles, helicopters hovering—bridge closed. They’ll be loading the produce on another truck for us—lots of lettuce, greens, cucumbers, eggplants, beans, parsley, squash, tomatoes, basil and minimally treated nectarines. Amy very distraught--not easy being a farmer plus having to deal with the Big City.