Two Injured In Accident

ELLINGTON – Two women were transported to WCA Hospital for undisclosed injuries following a two-vehicle accident in the town of Ellington on Thursday.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies at 12:30 p.m. responded with Ellington and Kennedy firefighters to Waterboro Hill Road. Deputies learned a vehicle, driven by Donna Burdic, 62, of Kennedy, crested a hill and struck the front end of a tanker truck, driven by Robert Behnke Jr., 28, of Cattaraugus.

The tanker truck was backing into a farm at the time of the accident, a police report said.

Deputies said Burdic failed to reduce speed at the crest of the hill and was charged. Burdic and a passenger, Nora Jo Rogers, no age or address given, were transported to WCA Hospital by Ellington and Kennedy ambulances.

Deputies would not state the severity of the injuries, but firefighters on scene said they were not life-threatening.

Burdic was issued a traffic ticket and will appear in court at a later date.