Wild pursuit on 5&20 in Bloomfield Thursday night

Routes 5&20 in Bloomfield was a dangerous place to be driving early Thursday evening as police tried to chase down a vehicle driven by a women who was believed to be experiencing a diabetic episode. In the course of the pursuit, numerous cars were forced off the road, a pick-up truck and a another car collided, and the vehicle police were following ended up crashing into a home.On Thursday evening at about 7:09 pm, Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported sick or intoxicated driver on State Route 64 in the Town of East Bloomfield.Deputies located the suspected 2006 Honda sedan travelling westbound on Route 5&20 nearby. A Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to initiate a vehicle stop but the driver failed to comply, traveling at speeds between 45-80 mph. According to police, during the pursuit, the vehicle was crossing the center line numerous times forcing several vehicles off the road.This driver of the Honda sedan also caused a collision between a Ford pick-up truck and another vehicle forcing the vehicles into guardrails and several mailboxes along 5&20.The vehicle being pursued then traveled off the north side of the roadway, struck a tree, went into the air and struck a home located at 8978 Route 5&20. The Honda then came to rest on its roof.Deputies learned the Honda sedan was driven by 33 year-old Jennifer N. Matzerder of 40 Shell Edge Drive in Rochester, NY.Matzerder was flown via Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment as she suffered from bruised legs, two spinal fractures, minor lacerations and contusions.Deputies issues Matzerder traffic citations for reckless driving, failure to keep right, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and speeding. She will appear in the Town of East and West Bloommfield Courts at a later date to answer the charges.Assisting at the accident scene was Honeoye Falls Ambulance, East Bloomfield Fire Department, Ionia Fire Department and West Bloomfield Fire Department.The cause of the accident is believed to be medically related and the result of a possible diabetic episode.

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