LEE, N.Y. – Five people were sent to the hospital following a two-car accident in the town of Lee Friday afternoon.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says 76-year-old Richard McCarthy, of Rome, collided with another vehicle around 12:20 p.m., when he tried to turn left into a driveway and failed to yield the right of way.
Maciol says both vehicles were severely damaged in the crash.
The other driver, 40-year-old Christopher Hildenbrandt, and his two young passengers were taken to Rome Health for treatment.
McCarthy, and his passenger Cynthia McCarthy, 74, were treated for injuries at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
McCarthy was issued a traffic summons for failure to yield the right of way. He will return to Lee Town Court at a later date.