A woman driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the Niagara Thruway was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a medical issue after authorities stopped her vehicle this morning, Thruway State Police reported.
The 57-year-old woman, whose name hasn't been released, was spotted first somewhere around Sheridan Drive shortly before 10:15 a.m. Her vehicle was pulled over by a U.S. Border Patrol agent about two minutes later, near Ontario Street, where it was traveling partially on the road and partially on the shoulder, police said.
No accidents were reported, and no one was injured in the wrong-way incident. State police said the woman, who was alone and later taken away by ambulance, was being evaluated for an unspecified medical condition.
She was ticketed for driving the wrong way, police said.
Today's incident was reminiscent of a triple-fatal crash on the Niagara Thruway earlier this summer, when a vehicle driven by an 87-year-old man collided with another vehicle, killing three young Michigan residents in that vehicle. In that July 9 incident, the driver was going northbound in the southbound lanes, the opposite direction from today's case.