FARMINGTON — A combination of rain, sleet and snow followed rumbles of thunder Wednesday morning and left a rash of accidents around the area.

In a Town Farm Road accident in Farmington, Albert Pond, 90, of Strong was driving north at about 11:30 a.m. when he lost control on the sleet-covered road, Farmington officer Bridgette Gilbert said.

The Mercury spun, went off the road and hit trees on both sides of the car.

Riding with Pond was Gloria Mitchell, 80, also of Strong. Mitchell received minor injuries and was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital by NorthStar ambulance. Pond rode to the hospital in a private vehicle, Gilbert said.

Later Wednesday afternoon, a hospital representative said Mitchell had been released, but Pond was still being evaluated.

Gilbert estimated damage to the vehicle at $2,000. It was towed from the scene by Main Street Service in Strong.

A Jay driver lost control of her vehicle on the Lucy Knowles Road at about 11:15 a.m., Farmington officer Kim Bates said. The vehicle was traveling too fast for the slippery road conditions, she said.

Angela Hudson, 32, of Jay lost control of her Ford sedan and hit a guardrail. Hudson’s child, Sierra Mitchell, 10, was riding with her.

Hudson, who is pregnant, left the scene by flagging down a motorist. A Jay police officer later found her at her home. She complained of stomach pain but refused medical treatment. She intended for a friend to take her for treatment later, Bates said.

Estimated damage was $1,000 to the vehicle; it was towed by Dutch Gap Auto.

Cars went off the road on Norton Hill Road in Strong and another in New Vineyard, according to Lt. Niles Yeaton of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. 

A vehicle also slid off the road in Wilton on Route 2 West just past the Pond Road, Wilton Sgt. Richard Billian said.

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