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Pair of accidents stymie traffic

Friday, August 1, 2008

Officials are investigating a Friday afternoon two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hendrix Street and State Road 59. Ivy Jackson Photo.
Two area accidents kept local emergency response personnel busy Friday.

Shortly after 2 p.m., members of the Brazil City Police Department and the Brazil Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hendrix Street and State Road 59.

According to BCPD Patrolman Andy Whittington, some accident details released to The Brazil Times would be limited due to the ongoing investigation.

However, Whittington said an SUV was traveling southbound when it apparently failed to stop completely or yield at the intersection and hit a small pickup truck traveling westbound.

The impact caused the SUV to hit a utility pole and roll over onto its top.

Two unidentified victims were injured, with TransCare taking one victim to St. Vincent Clay Hospital and the other privately transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

Whittington said he and Det. Clint McQueen will continue the accident investigation over the weekend.

Earlier Friday morning, shortly before 5 a.m., members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Jackson and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Departments were initially dispatched to a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of State Road 59 and United States 42.

According to information provided by Clay County Deputy James Switzer, Rhonda Weiss, 36, misjudged the distance while attempting to turn and hit a vehicle driven by Keisha M. Smith, 21, in the rear passenger side of her car.

Switzer said an unidentified passenger in Smith's vehicle was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was later released.

No other injuries were reported at the scene and Switzer told The Brazil Times that no citations were being issued in the accident.

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We live a short distance from this entersection & see people run that light a lot. I'm surprised there hasn't been more accidents there. I hope the individuals involved weren't seriously injured.

They run the "4-way" at Vandalia & Hendrix all of the time, also.

-- Posted by th1953 on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 6:29 PM

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