Police: Sneezing fit caused central NY woman to crash car into trees, fence
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Police in New York say a woman had a sneezing fit that caused her to drive off a road, crash into several trees and plow through a fence. Authorities said 62-year-old Mary Jane Amelio was driving Thursday morning in New Hartford, near Utica, when she began to sneeze.
New Hartford police said her car left the road, hit several small trees and crashed through a fence before coming to a stop.
Amelio was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in fair condition after suffering injuries to her head, neck, back and leg.
Police said she was ticketed for failure to keep right.