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Multiple car accidents keep police busy

Friday, August 17, 2012

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A GMC Sierra Truck, driven by Juan Velaquez, 38, Brazil, sustained heavy damage to its front-end following a four-vehicle accident Friday morning at the intersection of Meridian Street and National Avenue. Velaquez was cited for Operating While Never Licensed. [Click to enlarge] [Order this photo]
Friday was a busy morning for members of the Brazil Police Department (BPD).

At approximately 8:05 a.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Meridian Street and National Avenue for a four-vehicle accident.

According to BPD officer Alisha Lord, all four vehicles were heading east on National Avenue.

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A vehicle driven by April Tryon, 34, Brazil, sustained rear-end damage following a four-vehicle accident Friday morning.
Lord told The Brazil Times three of the vehicles were stopped due to traffic when a black GMC Sierra Truck, driven by Juan Velaquez, 38, Brazil, rear-ended a gray Toyota FJ Cruiser, driven by John Lowe, 37, Brazil.

Lowe's vehicle in turn rear-ended a white Ford Focus, driven by April Tryon, 34, Brazil, who then rear-ended a red Honda Accord, driven by Jane Kohr, 55, Terre Haute.

Lord said Velaquez told her the glare from the sun prevented him from seeing the stopped vehicles.

Kohr's vehicle sustained little damage and neither did Lowe's. Officials said Lowe complained of back and neck pain, but refused medical treatment at the scene, opting to go to his "family doctor."

Tryon's vehicle sustained rear-end damage, and the front-end of Velaquez' vehicle was badly damaged.

Officers said Velaquez would be cited for Operating While Never Licensed.

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Stephen House's Chevrolet Malibu sustained damage to its front-end following a two-vehicle accident Friday morning at the intersection of Church and Meridian streets.
Members of the Brazil Fire Department also assisted at the scene, cleaning up debris while also helping direct traffic.

Meanwhile, only moments later, officials were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Meridian and Church streets, only one block north from the first accident.

According to BPD Capt. Dennis Archer, Stephen House, 57, Brazil, was traveling north in a gray Chevrolet Malibu when his vehicle was struck by a gray Discovery Land Rover, driven by Frank Zwerner, 35, Terre Haute, who was traveling east on Church Street.

Archer told The Times Zwerner stated he did not see the stop sign at the intersection of Church and Meridian.

No injuries were reported from the second accident. In addition, no driver was cited.


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Are you kidding me?? A 38-yo man who has NEVER had a license in the United States?? Should we assume with no license there is no insurance either?? Damage to 3 vehicles plus the one he was driving.

Welcome to your insurance rates skyrocketing, Lowe, Tryon & Kohr!! Welcome to no accountability, Mr. Velaquez. Carry on.

Stuff like this makes my blood boil. "Cited" for not having a license EVER. How about "jailed"?? I guess you can't jail him for no insurance if they have no license either, huh? RIDICULOUS!!

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Aug 21, 2012, at 11:36 AM

@Emmes...not jailed...DEPORTED !!!

-- Posted by Berniesmom on Tue, Aug 21, 2012, at 1:52 PM

It's sh*tty that I have to carry insurance for people who DON'T .. even though the "law" requires you have insurance.

Of course, like other scourges of the Earth .. they get insurance for a month or 2, just long enough to get license plates .. then drop it.

You're welcome low-life scumbags, for without me (and the millions like me), how on Earth would you (and the millions like YOU) get through life so easy?

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Aug 24, 2012, at 11:58 AM


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