Jamestown Man Jailed After Leaving Scene Of 3 Separate Crashes

Ramon Pando

A Jamestown man was committed to jail after police say he left the scene of three separate car crashes, one of which sent two people to the hospital.

Charged was 29-year-old Ramon Pando after a multi-police agency investigation Friday evening. Between 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., police said Pando caused three separate crashes while traveling Route 394. Two of the crashes occurred in the town of the Ellicott and one in Jamestown, the New York State Police said in a press release Saturday.

In one of the crashes, 66-year-old Craig Underwood of Jamestown and 41-year-old Jennifer Hamilton of Georgetown, Kentucky, were transported by ambulance to UPMC Chautauqua WCA. Underwood complained of back pain while Hamilton was transported for precautionary reasons.

Panda was eventually located after a search from Jamestown, Ellicott and state police.

The city man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, two counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, reckless driving, as well as several traffic violations. He was arraigned in front Ellicott Justice Marilyn Gerace and committed to Chautauqua County Jail on $9,000 cash bail, $18,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear back in court July 3.