Route 5 accident leads to charges

A two-car accident occurred in the town of Dunkirk Thursday evening. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to Route 5 at Wilbur Road just after 7 p.m. A vehicle operated by Jacob Lilly, 17, of Fredonia was hit in the back passenger side by a vehicle operated by Juan Santiago-Ramierz, 29, of Dunkirk. Lilly was attempting to make a right turn onto Wilbur Road. Santiago-Ramierz was charged with unlicensed operation and will appear in the Town of Dunkirk Court at a later date. Lilly was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital by Alstar Ambulance.