Drivers in SUV-vs-car collision report pain

From Local Sources

JASPER — Both drivers complained of pain after an SUV-versus-passenger-car collision Saturday afternoon at 34th and Newton street.

A 2015 GMC Terrain driven by Chera A. Priddy, 40, Jasper, was stopped in the westbound lane of 34th Street at Newton Street at the time of the 1:27 p.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Priddy was attempting to turn south on Newton Street. She drove into the intersection after a northbound motorist stopped and motioned for her to proceed, according to authorities.

Priddy failed to recognize that a 2003 Cadillac Catera driven by Erick Flores Escobedo, 24, Jasper, was northbound in the center left-turn lane of Newton Street, intending to enter a private drive.

A collision followed when the Priddy GMC pulled into the path of the Flores Escobedo Cadillac, according to police.

The accident block the southbound lane of Newton Street at the location for about 30 minutes.

Priddy complained of head pain and Flores Escobedo complained of right arm pain but police said both drivers declined to be transported from the scene by ambulance.

Damage was estimated at $10,000 to the Priddy GMC and $8,000 to the Flores Escobedo Cadillac.

An officer cited Priddy for failing to yield the right of way.

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