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Speeding Car Blew Stop Sign, Striking Tree in Bridgewater NY

According to the Oneida County Sheriff, Robert Maciol, on Sunday, August 13th, at approximately 12:32 A.M., Sheriff Deputies responded to the intersection of State Route 8 and Babcock Hill Road, in the Town of Bridgewater for a one-car motor vehicle personal injury accident.

After an investigation, it was determined that Caleb M. Pope, 18 years old of Clayville, was traveling in 2009 CADILLAC, West on Babcock Hill Road at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Route 8.

When Pope failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Babcock Hill Rd and Route 8, the vehicle he was operating crossed both lanes of State Route 8 and struck a tree on the West side of the road causing it to overturn on its roof.

Pope was evaluated on scene by emergency service personnel and signed off on any medical treatment, while a 17 male juvenile passenger was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Pope was issued citations for failing to stop at a stop sign and for failing to reduce speed for an intersection returnable to Bridgewater Town Court at a later date.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene by the Bridgewater Ambulance and the New York State Police.

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