Rushville Republican

March 22, 2013

Fender-bender snarls afternoon traffic

Frank Denzler
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — A two-vehicle accident caused a minor traffic jam south of Rushville Thursday afternoon.

A mechanical problem with one of the involved vehicles may have led to the non-injury fender-bender that reduced traffic to a single lane south of the bridge that spans the Flatrock River shortly after 1 p.m.

“He was driving when all at once he just stopped in from of me. I saw his brake lights and there was nothing I could do,” Belinda Boston, 59, of Columbus said.

Boston and the driver of the second vehicle involved, a 2003 Pontiac driven by James Norvell, 29, of Rushville, were northbound near the U.S. 52 and SR 3 split south of town at the time of the accident.

Norvell said his vehicle locked up and would not move.

No injuries were associated with the accident.

Assisting at the scene were the RPD, Rushville City Street Department and Davis Towing.