Four injured in Town of Westmoreland accident

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Four people were injured in a three-car accident Tuesday night in the Town of Westmoreland, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office said.

According to officials, Amanda Chorub of Utica was driving down State Route 5 with Chandaravy Chorub as a passenger. Chandaravy Chorub thought Amanda Chorub did not see a vehicle that was stopped awaiting to turn, so she reached over to grab the steering wheel to steer the car away, officials said. Amanda Chorub said she lost control of the vehicle at that time.

Chorub's car struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Barbara Moore of Clark Mills. Moore was stopped waiting to turn left on Skyline Drive. Moore's car was pushed into the eastbound lane of Route 5 and into the path of a vehicle driven by  Nicholas Konowich of New Hartford.

Officials say Konowich's vehicle landed on its side. Moore was trapped inside her car until she was freed by members of the Westmoreland Fire Department. Two off-duty nurses from St. Elizabeth's Medical Center passed by the accident and were able to help Moore and Konowich. Moore also had a pet dog in her car, which was uninjured.

All four people were transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth's. Amanda Chorub was issued a summons for following too closely and Chandaravy Chorub was cited for interfering with the safe operation of a motor vehicle.

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