ROME — A Utica man suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning following a motor-vehicle accident on state Route 49, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said that at about 8:12 a.m., Sherman Reed Jr., 28, was driving a silver 2006 BMW east on state Route 49 when he attempted to change lanes and struck a guide rail.

Reed was transported by AmCare Ambulance to St. Luke's Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System for minor injuries, officials said.

The sheriff’s office was also assisted on scene by the Rome Fire Department, officials said.