Norwich couple injured in Saturday afternoon accident

OXFORD – A Norwich man fell asleep at the wheel Saturday and drove off the road, sending both he and his wife to the hospital.

According to Sgt. Jerrod Hitt of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence Wright, 60, of Norwich, was traveling northbound on State Hwy. 12 south of the Village of Oxford at approximately 2:20 p.m. when he reportedly fell asleep. The 2006 Chevy Trailblazer he was driving drifted across the road and struck the guide rail on the other side before leaving the roadway. It traveled approximately 150 to 200 feet, overturning before coming to a rest in a culvert.

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