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Deputies: Coughing fit leads to one-car crash in Phelps, driver hospitalized at Strong Memorial

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on a personal injury accident that happened on County Road 25 around 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to a news release, Brian Atwell, 43, of Manchester was traveling east on County Road 25, and attempted to pull over to the side of the road while suffering a coughing fit.

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However, as he did so his vehicle moved into a lawn at 2564 County Road 25, striking a headstone and then tree.

Atwell was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for a possible broken arm and ribs.

The Phelps Fire Department assisted at the scene.