Family injured in Thursday evening, two-vehicle accident on S.R. 256 Print




Four members of a family were listed as injured in a two-vehicle collision that occurred at Hardy Lake Road and State Road 256 East on Thursday evening, July 12.

According to information gathered by Deputy Joe Guarneri of the Sheriff's Department, Kirk Flowers was driving his 1998 Chevy pickup truck south on Hardy Lake Road. Flowers, 45, told the officer that he stopped at the intersection, which is marked with a north-south flashing red light and an east-west yellow flashing light.

Flowers stated he did not see any on-coming traffic on S.R. 256 and so proceeded to go south on State Road 203. That's when the pickup was struck in the passenger's side by an eastbound 2012 Chevrolet CZT driven by Jennifer J. Bennett, 34, Hanover.

Apparently, the collision caused one of the vehicles to veer off the road and strike a woodshed owned by Coby Whittymore and on the property of Pioneer Village, a convenience store/gas station on the southeast corner of the intersection.

The accident happened at 7:20 p.m.

Flowers was unhurt, according to the report, but Bennett and her three passengers were listed as injured.

Bennett experienced pain in her hip/upper leg. Jacob Bennett, 7, had pain in his shoulder/upper arm, and Maggie Bennett, 5, had pain in her abdominal/pelvic area. Another passenger, Kelsey Johnson, 15, Hanover, suffered contusions and bruises on her head.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Deputy Guarneri estimated damage at up to $50,000.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:26