NEW HARTFORD — Three people were hospitalized after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 5 and Homestead Road Tuesday evening, according to a report by local law enforcement officials.
Police said Mohammed Abdelhak, 21, of Rome, was stopped on Route 5 waiting to make a left turn onto Homestead Road at about 6 p.m., when his motor vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle, driven by 40-year-old Micah Crewell, of Sauquoit.
Police said Abdelhak’s vehicle was pushed into the oncoming lane, where it was struck by an oncoming vehicle, driven by Pamela Benjamin, 58, of West Winfield.
Abdelhak’s vehicle was overturned in the second collision, authorities stated.
Abdelhak and his passenger, 22-year-old Joseph Incorvaia, of Ava, were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Benjamin also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was also transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, the authorities stated.
Crewell was ticketed for following too closely, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Town Court to answer the charge.