ROME, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — A motor vehicle accident in Rome on the morning of Tuesday, October 24 has sent two people to the hospital.
Oneida County Sheriffs were called to the Harbor Freight Tools store on Rome-Taberg Road in the city of Rome at approximately 7 am on Tuesday, October 24 for a reported two-car motor vehicle accident.
Further investigation found that one of the drivers — 36-year-old Roger Patterson of Rome — was driving in the passing lane traveling northwest on Rome-Taberg Road. According to police, due to the alleged failure to yield the right of way by another car, he was struck on the driver’s side bumper by the other driver — 61-year-old Sherry Granger of Camden. According to officers, Granger was traveling southeast on Rome-Taberg Road and attempting to make a left turn into the Harbor Freight entrance.
Patterson’s car then exited the northern shoulder of the roadway and struck a curb before coming to rest facing north. Granger’s SUV traveled approximately another 30 yards before coming to rest facing northwest in the passing lane of traffic. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
Patterson was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with several complaints of pain. Granger was transported to Rome Hospital with complaints of hand and abdominal pain.
Granger was also issued a citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way on a Left Turn. She will appear in Rome City Court at a later date.
The Oneida County Sheriffs were assisted on the scene by the Rome Fire Department and AmCare Ambulance.