According to Sheriff Robert Maciol, a 62 year old man was injured in a 2 car accident at the intersection of Bary Farm Rd and Wells Gifford Rd in the Town of Augusta.

As investigated and reported by Deputy Brian Warcup, on July 2, 2022, at about 3:30 PM, Harold Swartwout, age 62, from Hancock NY, was operating a 2013 Volkswagen easterly on Bary Fram Rd in the Town of Augusta and was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Wells Gifford Rd. Swartwout began to start up from the stop sign and failed to see and yield to a 2011 Chevrolet Pickup being operated by Tyler Shantal, age 16, of Sherrill, NY. which caused Shantal's vehicle to collide with Swartwouts vehicle.

Swartwout had to be extricated from the vehicle by Oriskany Falls Fire and Rescue, and was transported by Central Oneida County Ambulance to St Elizabeth's Hospital for left side torso injuries. Sawrtwout's passenger was not injured and Shantal and his passenger were not injured.

Swartwout was issued a summons for failing to yield at a stop sign returnable in the Town of Augusta Court at a later date.