Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm
A deputy dispatched at 1:43 p.m., Thursday, to a report of an erratic driver on Route 33 saw the driver slumped over the steering wheel just before his large SUV veered left and struck another car head on.
The driver of the car, Gladys E. Worthington, 79, of Woodside Drive, Bergen, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by ground ambulance.
Worthington reportedly pulled to the side of the road when she saw the deputy's patrol vehicle heading her way with emergency lights flashing.
Deputy Nate Balduf was attempting to stop a Chevy Suburban driven by Raymond T. Buckner, 67, of Maplewood Avenue, Spencerport.
Buckner's SUV, headed westbound on Route 33 near Caswell Road, swerved across the eastbound lane and struck Worthington's stopped car head on.
Worthington's car flew back eastbound and came to rest about 120 yards from the point of impact.
A witness, a truck driver from Akron (who probably didn't give us his real name), described the collision as looking like "two dragons colliding in midair."
Worthington was conscious and alert following the accident and as she was transported to Strong. Her injuries are not believed to be serious.
Buckner was also transported to strong and did not sustain any life threatening injuries.
No information was released on what Buckner's medical condition might have been prior to the accident.
No citations were issued.
The accident investigation was completed by Balduf.