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Car accident

2 Passengers Killed, Driver Injured In Pittsfield Crash

2 Passengers Killed,

Driver Hospitalized

In Pittsfield Crash

PITTSFIELD – Two passengers were dead and the driver hospitalized after a crash on County Route 13 in the Town of Pittsfield early this morning, according to a release from State Police Troop C.

At 12:17 a.m., troopers responded to a 911 report of a vehicle that went off the roadway near the 1100 block of County Route 13 in the town of Pittsfield.

Pathfinder Van Crashes; 7 Injured

Pathfinder Village

Van In Crash; 7 Hurt

At around 2:30 this afternoon, a van carrying Pathfinder Village residents collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Route 205 and 30 in the Town of Otsego. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – A Pathfinder Village transport van was involved in accident in the Town of Otsego, Lori Grace, director of development at Pathfinder, confirmed a few minutes ago.

According to Rob O’Brien, Otsego County 911 operator, state police and and Cooperstown Fire Department responded to the scene of a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 205 and Route 80 in the Town of Otsego at 2:17 p.m. this afternoon.

Sheriff: Man Fell Asleep, Hit Parked Cars

Sheriff: Driver Fell Asleep,

Hit 2 Parked Cars In Milford

MILFORD – An Illion man allegedly fell asleep at the wheel before he hit two parked cars on Main Street in Milford this morning, according to Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr.

Timothy B. Mower, 45, Illion, was allegedly traveling south on state highway 28 in the Village of Milford when he is believed to have fallen asleep. His truck, which was towing a trailer, hit two cars parked on the shoulder of the roadway, pushing the second car into a brick wall and the third car into a utility pole.

Sheriff’s Deputies On Scene Of 3-Car Pileup
Truck Hit Two Parked Cars on Main Street

Sheriff’s Deputies On Scene

Of 3-Car Pileup in Milford

Otsego County Sheriffs Deputies are on the scene of a three-car pileup on Main Street in Milford, where a driver in a truck pulling a trailer allegedly lost control of his vehicle and plowed into two parked cars at 10:05 this morning. No injuries were reported and at present, no tickets have been issued, but Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr, said that the investigation is ongoing. (Photo courtesy of Hank Nicols)
Unadilla Woman In Critical Condition After Being Struck By Car

Unadilla Woman Hit

By Car, Hospitalized

In Critical Condition

UNADILLA – A 69-year-old Unadilla woman was critically injured Saturday when she was struck by a Jeep that drifted into the shoulder where she was walking,  Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, reported.

Susan Haney was walking southbound on the east shoulder of County Route 4 when she was allegedly struck by a 2007 Jeep Patriot driven by Nicole L. Wilber, 34, Unadilla, who was driving north. According to police, the passenger-side headlight and mirror struck Haney, who was then thrown several feet onto the shoulder.

Sheriff’s Deputy Injured In Springfield Crash

Sheriff’s Deputy Injured

In Springfield Crash

Deputy James Mateunas

SPRINGFIELD – A Sheriff’s Deputy is in surgery following a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 80 and Route 20 in Springfield at around 3 p.m. this afternoon.

“Deputy James Mateunas sustained multiple fractures to his legs and is in surgery,” said Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. “His patrol vehicle was hit head-on.”

Car Crashes Reported Throughout County

4 ACCIDENTS REPORTED TODAY

On Icy Roads, Cars Flip

Around Otsego County

Dramatic as it may look, the driver walked away from this rollover accident on Route 31 (East Lake Road) south of East Springfield, state police report. (John Bower for www.AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – At least four car crashes have been reported as the snow falls on Otsego County, creating slick roads.

At 8:12 a.m., a car flipped over on Route 31 in Springfield, though no injuries were reported. A second rollover, on Route 166, was reported to involve “minor injuries” to one occupant.

Palatine Bridge Man Charged After Route 33 Crash

Palatine Bridge Man

Ticketed For Leaving

Phoenix Mills Crash

Its front smashed in from colliding with the telephone pole in foreground, a the Ford SUV comes to rest at the south end of Phoenix Mills early Saturday morning. (Photo contribute)

PHOENIX MILLS – A Palatine Bridge man was ticketed for fleeing the scene of the early-morning accident that knocked down a telephone pole and damaged a parked car at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, rousing the neighborhood.

According to Troop C, Jamie M. Lambert, 20, was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving to the left of pavement markings and speed not reasonable and prudent.

At around 4:46 a.m., Saturday morning, a 2009 Ford hit a parked 2011 Hyundai Elantra belonging to neighbor Michael Wilsey, snapped a telephone pole and knocked down a mailbox, according to Aga Dembinska, the troop’s public relations officer.

He allegedly fled the scene, but he responded to State Police at Richfield Springs. He suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Police Seek Driver After Route 33 Crash

DRIVER FLEES SCENE, SOUGHT

Early Morning Hit, Run

Shakes Up Phoenix Mills

The driver of a 2011 Hyundai Elantra fled on foot after striking a telephone pole and a parked car on Route 33 in Phoenix Mills early this morning. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Debris is scattered along the roadside, and it appears the Elantra went down a nearby bank.

PHOENIX MILLS – State police are seeking the driver of a grey 2009 Ford who they say fled the scene after a noisy crash at 4:46 a.m. today on Route 33 at the south end of this Town of Middlefield hamlet.

Neighbors say everyone woke with a jolt.  They estimated the driver must have been going 80 mph.

A so-far unknown person was operating the Ford when it went off the road, hit a parked 2011 Hyundai Elantra belonging to neighbor Michael Wilsey, snapped a telephone pole and knocked down a mailbox, according to Aga Dembinska, Troop C public relations officer.

No Injuries Reported In Chestnut St. Rollover

No Injuries Reported

In Chestnut St. Rollover

At left, Sgt. Ralph Pajerski, Oneonta Police Dept., surveys the scene as firefighter Ron Wamsley sweeps up debris around a vehicle rollover that blocked Chestnut Street in Oneonta for nearly an hour. Sgt. Pajerski reported that the driver was momentarily distracted when she put down a tissue. She then allegedly struck a parked car resulting in the accident. No injuries were reported and streets are now clear. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Car Hits Plains At Parish; No Injuries Reported

Car Hits Plains At Parish;

No Injuries Reported

Ryan Winchester, a tow truck operator with Thetford’s Towing, prepares to tow a car after it crashed into an apartment at the Plains at Parish this afternoon. The crash happened after a resident allegedly lost control of the vehicle while attempting to move to a different parking space, going over a snowbank and a bush before hitting the outside wall of an apartment in the main building. No one was injured, but the State Police and West Oneonta Fire Department were on the scene, and the investigation is ongoing. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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