February 14, 2008

Bad Weather Blamed For Series of Local Accidents

Inclement weather last week was blamed for a trio of motor vehicle accidents in Scotland County.

Fog was the culprit on February 4th as a three-vehicle accident near Rutledge left one driver with minor injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the crash occurred at 1:55 p.m. on Route W west of Rutledge.

Dale Good, 17, was westbound on Route W in a 1997 Chevy pickup when he attempted to make a left hand turn into a private drive. Fog prevented him from seeing an oncoming 1989 Freightliner driven by Jamie Triplett, 39, of Rutledge. The semi attempted to avoid the collision at the same time Good attempted to return to his own lane, causing the two vehicles to hit nearly head on.

At that point a third vehicle, a westbound 2002 GMC truck driven by Jane Huff, 68, of Rutledge, impacted the semi nearly head on in the westbound lane.

Good suffered minor injuries and was to seek his own treatment.

A second accident occurred at 10:23 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6th on Highway 136 two miles east of Memphis. The sheriffs department, highway patrol, Scotland County Ambulance and Scotland County Fire and Rescue responded to the scene on a one-car crash that resulted in a rollover.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was to seek her own treatment, so no media report was available at press time.

The third accident occurred Thursday, February 7th at 9:50 a.m. on Route A. Again no injuries were reported so the details are sketchy, but officers on the scene indicated the two-car crash occurred when a motorist entered Route A from a private drive into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

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