Elderly pair injured in auto accident

Published Nov 7, 2018 at 4:00pm

NEW HARTFORD — Two seniors were hospitalized with minor injuries after law enforcers said their vehicle was struck by a driver operating under the influence of drugs on Clinton Road Monday afternoon.

Police said Patrick McGuiggan, 31, of Waterville, was southbound at about 3:12 p.m. driving under the influence of drugs when his Lincoln sedan crossed into the oncoming lane.

Police said the Lincoln collided with a northbound Hyundai sedan, driven by Gerard, 86, and Susanne Sessa, 74, of Utica.

Both Sessas suffered minor injuries and were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, the law enforcement authorities stated.

McGuiggan was ticketed for driving while ability impaired by drugs and failure to keep right.

He is scheduled to appear in Town Court.