Jamestown man causes three car accidents in 15 minutes

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man is facing numerous charges after causing three motor vehicle accidents in a 15-minute span.

Following a multi-agency investigation with the Jamestown Police Department and Ellicott Police Department, the New York State Police arrested Ramon Pando, 29, of Jamestown, for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor), Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, two counts of Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and several other traffic violations.

Investigation revealed Pando was travelling on State Route 394 and was involved in three separate motor vehicle accidents, which all occurred around 7:15-7:30 p.m. Two of the accidents occurred in the town of Ellicott and one accident occurred in the city of Jamestown.

As a result of one accident, Craig Underwood, 66, of Jamestown, and Jennifer Hamilton, 41, of Georgetown, Kentucky, were transported to UPMC Chautauqua WCA hospital via ambulance. Underwood had a complainant of back pain and Hamilton was transported for precautionary reasons.

Pando was processed and then arraigned before Ellicott Town Justice Marilyn Gerace and was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $9,000 cash or $18,000 bond, and to reappear in court on July 3.


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