Deputies say James and Diane Wright of Canandaigua were hit after a pick-up truck went through a red light along Routes 5 and 20 intersecting with Middle Cheshire Road. The elderly couple were seriously injured. The driver, James Wright was flown by Mercy Flight due to the severity of his injuries. Messenger Post Media will continue to update this story.
An elderly couple suffered injuries in a two-car crash in Canandaigua Thursday.
Deputies say James and Diane Wright of Canandaigua were driving along Route 5 and 20 when a man in a pickup truck blew past a red light and slammed into them.
James had to be cut out of the car by first responders.
Both he and his wife, who are 90 years old, were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. James sustained a hip fracture and Diane sustained a leg fracture. James was flown by Mercy Flight due to the severity of his injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck, 32-year-old Emmanuel Davis of Geneva, was not hurt.
Davis was ticketed for failing to stop at a red light.
The area was shut down to traffic for about an hour and a half.
Several first responders worked a serious two-car crash at the intersection of Middle Cheshire Rd. and Routes 5 and 20 early Thursday afternoon. It happened around 1:30 p.m.
The area was shut down in both directions for a short time while crews assisted the injured and cleaned up the scene. Canandaigua Fire Department and Canandaigua Police and two emergency squad cars were at the site.
It appears two people were transported to the hospital. One was trapped inside one of the vehicles for an undisclosed amount of time.
The name and condition of the injured have not been released and the accident is still under investigation.