When he looked up, the traffic light was red. Kirkpatrick applied his brakes but could not avoid a collision with a 2003 Buick van driven by Gary R. Smith, 65, Brazil. Smith was eastbound on Pinckley heading to the Forest Park Golf Course.
Smith's van was broadsided on the driver side. The vehicle was spun around and turned over onto the passenger side.
Kirkpatrick was cited for disregarding a traffic signal. There were no apparent injuries. Smith retrieved his golf clubs from his van and went on to the golf course with a friend. Officer John Zuel investigated.