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Crash just a beginning to a hectic day

Friday, February 24, 2006

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Top photo: The driver of the Chevrolet Camaro looks at his vehicle shortly after the Friday afternoon accident at the intersection of Coal and Alabama streets.

Bottom left photo: The driver of the Venture minivan sits on the sidewalk of Coal Street with her passenger at her side with the flipped van in the background.

Bottom right photo: The windshield of the Chevrolet Venture van was removed by emergency personnel to remove a disabled passenger from the minivan.

Around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon an accident at the intersection of Coal and Alabama streets lead to the response of the Brazil City Police, Brazil City Fire Department, Clay County Sheriff's Department and Trans-Care.

An unidentified witness said she watched the westbound driver of a Chevrolet Venture minivan on Coal Street cross into the path of a Camaro that was northbound on Alabama Street.

The minivan was struck by the Camaro on the driver side causing the van to flip over on its side.

Emergency personnel had to remove the windshield of the van to manuever a disabled man out of the vehicle and onto a stretcher. He was unable to get out on his own.

The man refused medical attention and was helped into his wheelchair.

As of press time it was not known whether there were other passengers in either vehicle. Officials confirmed the accident is still under investigation.



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