Brazil City Patrolman Josh Krause gathers information from the driver of a 1999 Lumina involved in a scooter accident Wednesday morning. The scooter seat and other debris can be seen in the foreground. Brazil City Police Chief Mark Loudermilk can be seen in the background directing traffic on National Ave., which was partially blocked for about 30 minutes while the road was cleared.
Around 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, patrolmen from the Brazil City Police Department were called to the scene of a motor scooter accident in front of City Hall that slowed traffic for just under a half an hour.
According to officials, Kenny Chambers, 62, of Brazil, was traveling west bound on National Ave. (U.S. 40) on a motor scooter when he struck a vehicle driven by Beverly White, 75, of Brazil.
White had pulled her 1999 Lumina into the street from the intersection at Washington St. to cross over U.S. 40 when she was hit by the scooter. Her vehicle received minor damage to the rear fender area on the driver's side, while officials reported that the scooter sustained heavy damage and was probably totaled.
White was not injured but Chambers sustained wrist and facial injuries from the fall off the scooter that required transportation by ambulance to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
Members of the Brazil City Fire Department were called to the scene to clean up a gas leak from the damaged scooter at the dangerous intersection.
"Drivers need to remain alert at all times, whether driving a car or a moped," Brazil City Police Chief Mark Loudermilk said, urging drivers to be cautious at any intersection where there are no lights to control traffic flow.