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Separate Wednesday wrecks snarl traffic in Waynesville, St. Robert
Separate Wednesday wrecks snarl traffic in Waynesville, St. Robert

A wreck in heavy rain snarled Wednesday night traffic in Waynesville.
SAINT ROBERT/WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (Oct. 16, 2009) — Separate two-vehicle crashes on Wednesday snarled traffic at major intersections in both Saint Robert and Waynesville, but crash reports with driver names weren’t available as of Friday morning from police in either city.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel responded to a crash at the junction of North Outer Road and Highway Y in St. Robert and transported the female driver of a gold Pontiac Grand Prix which was rear-ended by the male driver of a black Oldsmobile Aurora, both of which had been westbound approaching the stop light.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage and no information on the condition of the injured driver or her hospital destination was immediately available. The male driver of the Oldsmobile was not injured.

St. Robert firefighters also assisted city police at the crash scene.

Later on Wednesday, a nighttime crash about 8:30 p.m. in heavy rain snarled the intersection of Ichord Avenue and Historic Route 66 while emergency personnel treated the victims of a crash between a blue Pontiac G8 passenger car and a gold Ford F-150 pickup truck.

According to Officer Sharon Miller of the Waynesville Police Department, the driver of the gold pickup truck was cited for careless and imprudent driving involving an accident.

“The (driver of the) gold truck thought that the blue Pontiac had a red light, so he went ahead and attempted to make the turn when the Pontiac had a green light and it turned yellow once he got into the intersection and vehicle 1 struck vehicle 2,” Miller said.

Lt. Mike Shempert of the Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District said injuries to people in both vehicles were minor. Pulaski County Ambulance District personnel couldn’t be reached to confirm whether anyone was transported from the crash.

The pickup truck sustained front-end damage after hitting the blue Pontiac in the driver’s side door, leaving the Pontiac facing eastbound in the intersection and the pickup truck facing southbound toward Ichord Avenue. Rothmund’s Towing removed both vehicles from the scene at 9:03 p.m.

Waynesville police originally requested a sheriff’s deputy to assist with traffic control but no deputy was available.

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