Two-car accident sends one to hospital

OBSERVER Photo by Dan Kohler

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Irving and Silver Creek fire departments responded to a two-car accident on Routes 5 and 20 Sunday around 1 p.m. According to the sheriff’s office, a vehicle operated by Patricia Brown, 78, of Orchard Park, was headed eastbound and attempted to make a left turn onto Buffalo Road. It is alleged Brown pulled out in front of the vehicle operated by Dawn Clark, 36, of Lackawana, causing the collision. Clark was evaluated at the scene and declined treatment. Brown was transported by ambulance to Lake Shore Hospital for apparently minor injuries. Brown was issued a ticket for failure to yield the right of way.