Semi-conscious passenger treated at Syracuse hospital after South Geddes Street crash

Syracuse, NY – A Syracuse woman was taken to hospital after the car she was driving on Sunday night collided with another vehicle on South Geddes Street, police said.

Maelean Miller, 37, said she tried to get out of the car after the crash but passed out because she hit her head. She was a passenger in the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe involved in the accident at 9:20 p.m. on South Geddes Street, between Grant and Laforte avenues.

Her husband, Michael Miller, 38, had picked her up from work and they were on their way home when the accident happened, she said.

Syracuse Police initially said Miller failed to stay in his lane and drifted to the left, sliding a 2006 Chevrolet car sideways, but a police department spokesperson clarified Monday that the driver of the Chevrolet had not kept to the right, according to a police report. The two drivers accused each other of crossing in the lane of the other person, Syracuse Police spokesperson Sgt. Matthew Malinowski said Tuesday.

Maelean Miller was half-conscious at the scene, Syracuse Police spokesperson Sgt. Matthew Malinowski said. She also suffered from back pain and neck pain.

Syracuse firefighters briefly shut down part of South Geddes Street after the crash. Emergency crews reported that the Hyundai passenger was unconscious at the time, according to police dispatches.

The AMR (American Medical Response) ambulance took Miller to the Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

Michael Miller, as well as the driver of the other car, Ava Lebron, 34, of Syracuse, and his passenger, were not injured in the crash, Malinowski said.

Maelean Miller was treated and released from the hospital early Monday, according to a nursing supervisor at Upstate Teaching Hospital.

“I’m fine, but bad,” Miller said Tuesday.

Police issued a ticket to Michael Miller after the accident, accusing him of driving without a license, Malinowski said.

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