Vans and SUV collide in Jasper

From local sources

JASPER — One motorist complained of pain after two minivans and an SUV collided Tuesday morning at St. Charles and 29th streets.

Rosa McCarthy, 57, of 2618 Brosmer St., was southbound on St. Charles Street in a 2007 Dodge Caravan at the time of the 10:59 a.m. accident, according to the Jasper Police Department.

McCarthy told police it felt as if her minivan was losing power as she climbed a hill. She came to a stop in the travel lane and a 1992 Ford Aerostar behind her driven by 74-year-old William Angerer, of 4088 N. Appleblossom Lane, also stopped.

Police said Angerer’s minivan was rear-ended by a 2005 Toyota Highlander driven by 25-year-old Audrey Hasenour, of 1105 Hochgesang Ave. The impact then sent Angerer’s Ford into the rear of McCarthy’s Dodge.

Hasenour told police she had seen Angerer’s vehicle slowing and did not know why. She also related that she had been slightly distracted by a small child in her vehicle.

Angerer complained of neck pain after the accident but declined to be transported from the scene by ambulance, according to police.

Damage was estimated at $10,000 to Hasenour’s Toyota, $2,500 to Angerer’s Ford and $1,000 to McCarthy’s Doddge.

No tickets were issued.

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