A two-vehicle fender-bender in the 800 block of East U.S. 52 was received at the Rushville dispatch center shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday and resulted in the roadway being reduced to a single lane for nearly 30 minutes.
According to investigating officer Brent Horton of the RPD, an eastbound 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 54-year-old Sherry Johnson of Louisville, Kentucky, was stopped waiting for westbound traffic to pass prior to turning into a trailer park when, for unknown reasons, a second eastbound vehicle, a 2006 Nissan Altima driven by Regina Badgley, 50, of Rushville, failed to stop in time and struck the rear bumper of the Johnson vehicle.
The force of the impact caused minor damage to both vehicles and did not render either of them inoperable.
Following treatment at the scene for a reported neck and back injury, Johnson was transported to Rush Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure. The full extent of her injuries, although not believed to be serious in nature, were unknown Monday. A front seat passenger in the Johnson vehicle and Badgley were uninjured and did not require medical attention.
Responding to the accident were units from the RPD, RFD Ambulance and Fire Department and the Rush County Sheriff’s Department.
Once the investigation was complete, both vehicles were removed from the scene and U.S. 52 was reopened shortly after 5 p.m.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.