Route 5 accident sends one to hospital

A head-on collision on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk sent one driver to the hospital early Tuesday morning.

According to Third Assistant Chief of West Dunkirk Fire Department Chad Agel, the accident occurred just before 9 a.m. near Shorewood Country Club.

A female driver of a minivan believed to be in her mid-20s was extricated from the vehicle. She was flown by Starflight to Erie County Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, an SUV, was uninjured and was not taken to a hospital. Also responding to the scene were Alstar Ambulance and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.