Two people are recovering from a car accident in Oneida County.
Deputies were called to North Steuben Road in Boonville at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday August 24, 2022 to a report of a two-car accident. The Westernville Fire Department and Star Ambulance also responded to the scene.
When deputies arrived, they said they determined June Wellman, 75, of Forestport, New York, was driving a gray 2017 Honda Accord on Buckhill Road when she “attempted to make a left turn onto North (Steuben) Road at from a stop sign and hit a black GMC Suburban traveling south driven by “Whitney Bourgeois, 29, of Forestport.
According to a written statement from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Bourgeois’ vehicle was hit in the rear, causing it to overturn. Bourgeois suffered a cut above his right eye. She was taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital for further evaluation.
Wellman’s right hand was injured.
Deputies issued Wellman with a citation for failing to yield the right of way when entering/crossing a roadway. She is due to answer the accusation in court at a later date.
No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.
[AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]
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