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Accident sends one to hospital

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

One person was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital Wednesday following this two-vehicle accident in front of Kentucky Fried Chicken off United States 40. [Order this photo]
A two-vehicle accident Wednesday at the intersection of Manatee Street and United States 40 in front of Kentucky Fried Chicken resulted in one being taken to the hospital.

At approximately noon, Wednesday, officials were dispatched to the area.

According to information provided by Brazil Police Department Officer Alisha Lord, a white GMC Sierra truck, driven by Samantha Norris, was heading east on U.S. 40.

At the same time, a gray Ford F-150, driven by Richard Coons, was heading west on U.S. 40.

According to officials, another vehicle -- in the left lane heading west on U.S. 40 -- was attempting to turn into the McDonald's parking lot.

Officials stated Coons moved to the right lane of U.S. 40 to pass the vehicle. As Norris was attempting to make a left turn onto Manatree Street, her vehicle struck Coons' vehicle.

There were four passengers in Norris' vehicle, including two children. The adult passenger, Christopher Ferry, was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital via TransCare complaining of back pain.

Lord stated Ferry got out of the vehicle on his own and walked to the ambulance.

Officials stated both children were uninjured.

Traffic was reduced to one lane temporarily as officials cleaned up the area.

Coons' vehicle was estimated to be a total loss.

The Brazil Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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That is one of the most dangerous areas in Brazil. People just can't risk even blinking an eye thru there !

-- Posted by JaniLou on Thu, Jun 14, 2012, at 7:41 AM

I was sitting on Ashley street turning onto 40 when this happened! There really is no time to waste patience here. It's a crazy, busy, and dangerous place to do anything but sit in the lane and wait until you move.

-- Posted by jelliott_64 on Thu, Jun 14, 2012, at 12:16 PM

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