Four cars were involved in an accident at Route 71 and Orchard Road around 4 p.m. on Friday, said the Oswego Police Department.
No serious injuries were reported, although one driver was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center. Information was not immediately available as to that person's condition.
William F Aichele, 51, of the 400 block of Judson Street, Carbon Hill was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
According to police, Aichele was westbound on Route 71 and rear-ended the second vehicle near the intersection of Orchard Road. This caused a chain reaction in which the other cars were hit. The driver of the first car hit was the one taken to the hospital.
The accident caused a traffic back-up for more an hour as cars were re-routed through downtown Oswego.