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2-car accident on Route 96 in Covert

On Thursday at 7:02 am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 2-car personal injury auto accident at the intersection of State Route 96 and County Road 143 in the Town of Covert.A vehicle driven by 55 year old Thomas H. Theimer of Fall Street in Seneca Falls was south bound on State Route 96 when another vehicle that was east bound driven by 38 year old Luis O. Gonzales of 1895 Mecklendburg Road in Ithaca came to a stop sign on County Road 143 and was unable to stop.The Gonzales vehicle struck the Theimer vehicle forcing both vehicles off the roadway.Gonzales was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters from the Trumansburg Fire Department.Both subjects were transported by ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.Gonzales was issued a traffic ticket for fail to reduce speed for special hazards and will appear in Covert Town Court at a later date.

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