Police: Sneezing Fit Led N.Y. Woman To Crash Car

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Gesundheit!

Police say a woman’s sneezing fit caused her to drive off a central New York road and crash into several trees before plowing through a fence.

Authorities say 62-year-old Mary Jane Amelio of Clinton was driving Thursday morning on Route 5 in New Hartford, near Utica, when she began to sneeze.

New Hartford police say her car left the road, hit several small trees and crashed through a fence at a residence before coming to a stop.

Amelio was taken to a local hospital where she was listed in fair condition after suffering injuries to her head, neck, back and leg.

Police say she was ticketed for failure to keep right.

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  • DanTe

    To TT: because they smell a liar?

  • TT

    Why does the cop feel incline to give a ticket? The woman obviously was in a state she had no control over.

  • DanTe

    Wow. That’s a new scapegoat. Usually the old geezers (who couldn’t drive even when they were young and nothing changed just because they got old) blames it on “accidentally confusing the gas and break pedals”.

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