Covert man injured after car strikes tree on County Road 143

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Department reports that on October 25th at approximately 7:15 am deputies responded to a one car accident with injuries at the intersection of Arden Road and County Road 143 in the Town of Covert.

Deputies report that Matthew D. Erickson, 28, of Covert was traveling west on County Road 143 when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle then slid sideways on the roadway and struck a tree. Erickson was treated for head and neck pain at the scene by Trumansburg Ambulance and then transferred to Cayuga Medical Center for further treatment.

Erickson was issued traffic tickets for uninspected motor vehicle and unsafe speed. Erickson is due in Covert Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.

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