SHERIDAN - Two Silver Creek residents were injured in a motor vehicle accident early Thursday morning.
According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, David Kent, 59, was traveling on Route 5 in the town of Sheridan around 6:45 a.m. when he attempted to drive around another vehicle that was on the side of the road. When he did, he lost control, went off the road and hit a tree.
He was extricated from the vehicle and flown by Starflight to the Erie County Medical Center with unspecified injuries.
Passenger Elizabeth Lysek, 47, was transported to Lake Shore Hospital with a head injury.
The investigation is continuing.
Along with the Sheriff's Department, responding to the crash were the Silver Creek Police Department, Sheridan Rescue, Alstar and Starflight.
OBSERVER Photo by Dan Kohler
The Sheridan Fire Department's Rescue team helps extricate a victim in a one-vehicle accident early Thursday morning.