Speeding car ends up in Parma ditch

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 April 2013 at 12:00 am

PARMA – A speeding motorist eluded an Orleans County Sheriff’s Department deputy early this morning, but then went off Route 104 and crashed into the woods in the town of Parma, the department reported.

A motorist with Pennsylvania license plates was speeding at about 85 miles an hour when he passed a deputy at 2:40 this morning near Hurd Orchards on Route 104 in the town of Murray, Undersheriff Steve Smith said. The deputy pursued the motorist until he lost track of him, with the deputy going as far as Josie’s Juke Box in Parma.

On the way back to Orleans County, the deputy noticed a car had gone off West Ridge Road near Hinkleyville Road in Parma. The car was “mangled,” Smith said, and the driver was unconscious and needed to be extricated by the Spencerport Fire Department. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with a head injury and broken legs.

The driver’s name hasn’t been released. Smith said the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation.