Two-vehicle crash results in injuries
PARKERSBURG – Two people were injured in a Tuesday afternoon accident that left one vehicle on its top at the intersection of 20th and Plum streets, officials said.
The accident was reported at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. S.L. Bunner with the Parkersburg Police Department.
Michael Lee Davis, 56, of Davisville was driving northbound on Plum Street in his blue 2011 Dodge Ram pickup when the accident occurred, Bunner said.
Davis failed to obey the stop sign posted at the intersection, Bunner said. He continued to drive and struck the 2004 Kia Sorento driven by a 17-year-old female, Bunner said.
The juvenile driver’s name was not provided Tuesday evening.
The Sorento’s passenger, James Smith Sr., 18, address unknown, was transported to Camden Clark Medical Center for his injuries, along with the 17-year-old driver, Bunner said.
Smith’s condition was unavailable Tuesday evening due to a glitch in the hospital’s computer systems caused by a thunderstorm and power outage, said Tim Brunicardi, director of marketing and public affairs for Camden Clark.
No condition was available for the 17-year-old driver.
The Sorento was heading eastbound on 20th Street at the time of the collision.
Davis’s Ram struck the rear passenger’s side of the Sorento, Bunner said, causing the Sorento to roll onto its top and it slid to a stop a few feet later.
The Ram received significant damage to its front end. The Sorento was damaged along its top and the passenger’s side, Bunner said.
Davis was cited for failure to obey a stop sign, Bunner said.