Applebee’s Accident Sends 3 to Hospital

Both divers were injured and one was cited in a three vehicle accident that took place late Tuesday morning on Jasper’s northside.

Jasper police say at around a quarter till 12 noon yesterday a crossover suv driven by 75-year old Gary Siddons of Jasper was northbound on US Highway 231, attempting to make a westbound turn onto Mannheim road just in front of Applebee’s.

Police say due to a semi tractor/trailer that was facing south in the turn only lane, looking to make an eastbound turn, Siddons was unable to see whatever southboud traffic that may be comming along 231.

Siddons turned out in front of, and failed to yield to another crossover Suv driven by 54-year old Kathy Johnson of shoals who police say was headed south.

Now at that same time police say a third crossover driven by 36-year old Ferderick Freitag of Terre Haute was stopped at the stop sign of Mannheim and US 231, facing east.

They say the momentum of the collision propelled both Siddons and Johnson’s vehicles into Freitag’s inflicting damage to all three vehicle’s front ends.

Siddons and an unidentified passenger in his vehicle both complained of chest pain, while Johnson complained of lower arm pain. All three were taken by ambulance to memorial hospital for treatment.

Freitag was not injured.

Jasper police ticketed Siddons for failure to yield the right of way.

They were assisted at the scene by first responders with the Jasper Volunteer fire department, memorial hospital emergency medical services and the Dubois county sheriff’s department.


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