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November 23, 2013

Police Log: Nov. 23, 2013 — Personal-injury accident

ALTONA — An Ellenburg Depot woman was injured in a two-car accident Oct. 31.

Shortly before 7:22 a.m., Gerald R. Gonyea, 74, was traveling on Route 190 near Forest Road in the Town of Altona at a “slow rate of speed” when a vehicle driven by Meridythe L. Benjamin, 31, hit Gonyea’s car from behind, according to a State Police blotter entry and State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman.

Benjamin told police she failed to observe Gonyea’s vehicle, Fleishman said.

She complained of pain to her hip and upper leg and was taken to CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh for treatment, she said.

Benjamin was ticked for following too closely.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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