Two men taken to hospital after early morning accident in Rome

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two Oneida men were taken to the hospital after a motor vehicle accident in the city of Rome Friday morning.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, the accident happened around 2 a.m. when the driver - Michael Nicholas, 23, of Oneida - was headed south on Hoag Road in Rome and failed to stop at a stop sign at the Route 365 intersection. Authorities say the car then collided with the ditch on the south shoulder of Route 365 and came to rest in a cornfield.

Nicholas complained of back injuries and was treated on scene by Rome Fire Dept. He was then transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center by AmCare Ambulance. Nicholas' front seat passenger, Nicholas Hudson, 23, also of Oneida, complained of chest pain. Hudson was also treated by Rome Fire Dept and transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center by Vineall Ambulance.

Nicholas was issued traffic tickets for failure to stop at a stop sign and unreasonable speed. He is scheduled to appear in Rome City Court in September.

New York State Police assisted on scene.

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