Separate accidents in Sullivan and Putnam counties injured four persons Tuesday.
Two Milan residents: 23 year old Seida Coralic and 39 year old Junior Yaryee, sustained what the highway patrol called minor injuries when their car failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off Sullivan County Route Y, and struck a metal gate. Both persons were taken by ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The car, being driven by Ms. Coralicâ€”according to the accident report--received moderate damage in yesterday mornings' accident one mile east of Milan.
The patrol said Junior Yaryee was arrested on warrants accusing driving while intoxicated, prior offender; and alleged aggravated unlicensed driver in New York.
The highway patrol said a Newtown man, 21 year old Michael Bothke, received moderate injuries early last evening when his car left Highway 139, struck a sign, went back across the road, and struck two trees at Newtown. Bothke was taken by ambulance to Sullivan county memorial hospital in Milan. His car was demolished.
The report said Bothke was arrested for driving while intoxicated and no seat belt.
Two miles west of Lucerne Tuesday morning, 20 year old Matthew Evans of Macomb, Illinois swerved to miss a deer and his pickup traveled off U-S 136 and came to a stop in a small creek where it caught fire. Evans received what the highway patrol called minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Putnam county memorial hospital in Unionville. The truck was demolished. He was using a safety device.