Driver, 83, injured, ticketed following two-vehicle crash

Published Oct 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

An 83-year-old driver was both hospitalized and ticketed after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Rome-Taberg and Link roads Monday morning,, according to local law enforcement officials.

Sheriff’s deputies said Paul Benedetto, 50, of Connecticut, was westbound on Rome-Taberg Road at about 9:20 a.m. when James Young, 83, of Lee Center, entered his path from Link Road.

Deputies said Benedetto’s 2013 Toyota 4Runner crashed into Young’s 2016 Honda Accord.

Young was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica for treatment, and he was listed in stable condition, authorities said. Young was also ticketed for failure to yield.