3 Vehicle Accident Sunday

A Huntingburg man was slightly injured and on top of that ticketed after he was accused of running a stoplight that triggered a three vehicle accident at an intersection Sunday afternoon on Jasper’s south side.

Jasper Police say at around a quarter after 2 yesterday afternoon 84-year old William Morris of Huntingburg was headed south along US 231 approaching a red traffic signal at the intersection of 2nd Street at the Crossing.

Police say at that same time an SUV driven by 78-year old Josephine Vaal of Mariah Hill was traveling eastbound out of the parking lot of the Southgate Shopping Center and pulled into the intersection with 231 to continue east on 2nd Street.

Meanwhile police say a third vehicle, a northbound SUV driven by 28-year old Jacy Nicholson of Jasper was stopped for the red traffic light waiting to turn west into the Southgate Shopping Center.

Morris told police he did not see that the traffic light was red until it was too late to stop. Police say his cross over entered the intersection and struck Vaal’s SUV on the left front and then veered into the center lane and crashed into left front of Nicholson’s SUV.

Police estimated damage to Morris’ Crossover SUV at 10-thousand dollars, 5-thousand dollars to Vaal’s SUV and 4-thousand dollars to Nicholson’s vehicle.

Morris complained of chest pain but was not transported.  He was cited by police for disregarding an automatic signal.        

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