Two area women injured in head-on collision on State Route 8

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A two-car accident on State Route 8 sent two women to the hospital, New Hartford Police said.

According to police, around 11:40 a.m., Gemma Blanks, 17, of Sauquoit lost control of her 2012 Honda on southbound Route 8 about one mile north of the Chadwicks exit. Blanks' vehicle ricocheted between guardrails, causing her car to turn around.She lost consciousness briefly as her car continued toward oncoming traffic on Route 8. Blanks hit a 2014 Subaru SUV driven by Elizabeth Johnson, 63, of Chadwicks.

Both drivers were transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Blanks was issued a ticket for speed not reasonable for weather conditions.

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