One person was injured in an accident investigated Tuesday by the Trenton Police Department.
According to Det. Jerry Smith’s accident report, the mishap occurred when a sport utility vehicle driven by Lannie L. Harkins of 300 W. Crowder Rd., was attempting to travel westbound on East 11th Street, crossing Avalon Street from the Walden Apartments private drive. He failed to see a vehicle driven by Meghan M. Giacopelli of 1301 E. 12th St., which was southbound on Avalon Street. Harkins’ vehicle struck the Giacopelli vehicle in the middle of the intersection, pushing it into a utility pole owned by Trenton Municipal Utilities. There was moderate damage to Harkins’ SUV and extensive damage to Ms. Giacopelli’s vehicle. She was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital for evaluation of head pain and dizziness.
Harkins, 72, was ticketed for failing to yield at a private drive.
A car struck a parked vehicle on Sportsman Drive Thursday.
According to Det. Jerry Smith’s report for the Trenton Police Department, the mishap occurred when Kelsey Scott of 2705 Sportsman Rd. was backing her vehicle from her driveway and failed to see a car owned by Taylor Daly of Chillicothe, which was parked on the east side of Sportsman and unattended. Ms. Scott’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Ms. Daly’s car, causing minor damage to both vehicles.
Ms. Scott, 18, was ticketed for improper backing.
No injuries were reported in connection with a two-vehicle accident investigated recently near the intersection of 17th Street and Harris Avenue.
According to Trenton Police Officer Keith Edmonston’s accident report, the mishap occurred when a pickup truck driven by Sharon Shirley of 1308 E. Eighth St., was northbound on Harris Avenue, intending to cross over 17th Street and continue north. She looked for approaching traffic and when she looked East, was blinded by the sun and did not see an approaching car driven by Dennis Allen of 1604 Merrill St. until it was right in front of her. Her truck struck the driver’s side door of Allen’s car, causing the car to skid off the roadway and come to rest in a ditch on the north side of the road.
Ms. Shirley’s truck had extensive damage to the front bumper, headlights, directional lights and plastic encasements, but could be driven from the scene. Allen’s car had extensive damage to the driver’s side from the front fender all the way to the back. There was moderate damage to the passenger side of the vehicle due to going into the ditch.
Ms. Shirley, 70, was ticketed for failing to yield at a yield intersection.
Three accidents were investigated recently by the Trenton Police Department.
On Sunday there was a two-vehicle accident near 24th Street and Princeton Road. According to Detective Jerry Smith’s report, a vehicle driven by Enola Hughes, 88, of Trenton, had stopped at a stop sign on 24th Street and then pulled into the intersection, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Scott Ewing of Trenton. Ms. Hughes stated she did not see the Ewing vehicle before striking it. There was minor damage to the Ewing vehicle and moderate damage to the Hughes vehicle. Ms. Hughes was issued a traffic ticket for failure to yield at an intersection. There were no injuries.
Last Friday, Office Randy Burks investigated an accident where a tractor-trailer unit driven by Kenneth Johnson of Harrisonville was turning onto 17th Street from Mable Street and struck a city-owned stop sign with his trailer. There were no injuries and no tickets were issued.
Last Wednesday an accident occurred on Lakeside Terrace. According to Sgt. Jeb Walker’s report, a vehicle driven by Buddy Hannaford of Trenton was backing from a driveway when he failed to see a parked vehicle on Lakeside Terrace owned by the Third Circuit Juvenile Office and struck it. There was minor damage to the Hannaford vehicle and moderate damage to the juvenile office vehicle. There were no tickets or injuries.
A Trenton woman received minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon at Brimson.
Dana Baker, 31, was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton by the Grundy County Ambulance Service for treatment of her injuries. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Ms. Baker was the driver of a car that was southbound on Highway 146 at Brimson when it went out of control on the snow-covered road and went off the west side of the road. The car received minor damage and was towed from the scene.
Trooper J.W. George investigated the accident, assisted by Trooper L.S. Lowe.
The Trenton Police Department was called to investigate two accidents recently, including a hit-and-run investigated Monday by Officer Jeb Walker.
According to Officer Walker’s report, a vehicle driven by Gregory A. Johnson of 2014 Chestnut St., was northbound on Oklahoma Avenue preparing to turn right into a business lot when his vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle which then left the scene. Johnson described the vehicle as possibly being a red Dodge Dart with a young male driver. There was minor damage to Johnson’s vehicle.
Det. Jerry Smith investigated a mishap Monday just off the southbound Highway 65 exit ramp, where a car driven by Kelsey R. Jincks of Princeton was struck by a truck driven by Larry D. Bailey of 455 N.W. Fifth St. Ms. Jincks had come to the end of the off-ramp and was waiting for traffic to clear so she could make a right turn. She pulled forward and then had to stop again for traffic. Bailey did not notice she had stopped again and pulled forward, striking Ms. Jincks’ car in the left rear and causing moderate damage to it. There was only minor damage to the front of Bailey’s truck.
No injuries were reported in either accident and no tickets were issued.
A minor two-vehicle accident was investigated recently by the Trenton Police Department.
According to Det. Jerry Smith’s report, the mishap occurred when a sport utility vehicle driven by Casey L. Jones, 1410 Tindall Ave., was westbound on East 30th Street and had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with Oklahoma Avenue. He was waiting for traffic to clear so he could make a left turn onto Oklahoma Avenue. A car driven by Sally A. Butler of Milan was northbound on Oklahoma Avenue and attempted to make a right turn onto 30th Street and, due to packed ice and snow on the roadway, her vehicle slid into the left front of Jones’ vehicle, causing damage to it’s front.
No injuries were reported and no tickets were issued.
Two residents of Princeton were injured in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday night on Highway 136, 4.5 miles east of Bethany.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Joseph Herrity and a passenger, 16-year-old Madison Lewis, were taken by ambulance to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany for treatment of injuries. The patrol said Herrity’s car was eastbound on Highway 136 when it went off the south side of the road. The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to go off the north side of the road and overturn two and one-half times, coming to rest on its top.
Herrity received minor injuries while Miss Lewis’ injuries were listed as moderate. Neither one was wearing a seat belt. The car was demolished.
The accident was investigated by Trooper Benjamin Hilliard, assisted by Cpl. Howard B. Cowan and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
The Trenton Police Depart-ment investigated a hit-and-run accident Monday morning in the 1800 block of Chicago Street.
According to the police report, a car owned by Diana Nelson of 413 E. Seventh St., was parked on the west side of the street and was struck in the left rear by an unknown vehicle, which then left the scene. There was minor damage to the vehicle.