2 injured in 4-vehicle Jasper accident

From Local Sources

JASPER — Two people were treated after a four-vehicle accident late Monday afternoon on Jasper’s south side.

Shirley Holsworth, 69, Jasper, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2013 Buick Enclave when the 5:15 p.m. accident occurred at State Road 162, according to the Jasper Police Department.

At the same moment, police said, Michael Lemond, 48, Birdseye, was in the southbound lane of U.S. 231 in a 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid waiting to make a left turn onto State Road 162.

As Holsworth’s SUV crossed the intersection, police said, Lemond made a left turn in front of the Holsworth Buick, which struck the Lemond C-Max on the passenger side.

Police said Holsworth’s Buick was pushed into a lane of traffic stopped facing west on State Road 162. The Enclave impacted a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by Stephanie Brown, 35, Jasper, and a fourth vehicle that police did not identify in a media release.

Lemond was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center after complaining of neck and hip pain, according to police. Authorities said Holsworth, who complained of neck pain, was taken to the hospital by a family member after refusing EMS.

A hospital spokeswoman said both drivers were treated and released.

Damage was estimated at $5,000 each to the Holsworth Buick and the Lemond Ford and $500 to the Brown Toyota.

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