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Police: Man flipped vehicle in Corning on the way to dealer to pay for it

Jeff Smith
The Leader

A man driving a Subaru Impreza that he had agreed to purchase from Quest Auto Sales in South Corning wrecked the vehicle Wednesday in a one-car accident just east of the Patterson Bridge, according to police.

Corning City Lieutenant Jesse C. Grover said the accident occurred at about 5 p.m. Wednesday as the four-door Subaru traveled eastbound on State Route 352, entering the city just past the Patterson Bridge.

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“The man was driving the Subaru to a bank in the Painted Post area to get a cashier's check to pay for the car at Quest Auto on Park Avenue,” Grover said. “He was on his way back to Quest Auto, with the check in the glovebox, when the accident occurred.”

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The male driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident, in which the vehicle veered off the roadway, over a guidewire and rolled over, Grover said. The male subject was taken to Corning Hospital by AMR Ambulance to be treated for a minor shoulder injury.

Grover said the vehicle was towed from the scene and traffic was only temporarily affected.