Man falls asleep at the wheel on Route 414

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, that Deputies investigated a personal injury motor vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 414 in the Town on Seneca Falls near Strong Rd. Deputies report that driver Robert A. Lauster, age 19 of 9667 Lyons Marengo Rd Clyde NY fell asleep at the wheel as he was driving northbound on St Rte 414. Lauster’s vehicle drifted into the southbound lane, stricking a dump truck almost head on, driven by Joseph A. Hines age 51 of 433 Stafford Ave N. Syracuse. Lauster was treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and transported by NSA to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of rib pain. Hines was also treated at the scene by NSA for a complaint of minor chest pain. Hines signed off at the scene for further medical treatment. Assisting at the scene also was the McGee fire department. Accident is still under investigation.

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