Driver reportedly weaved down Court Street before striking Ford F-150 Tuesday


Vehicles damaged in morning accident outside of insurance agency

By Ashley Bunton - abunton@aimmediamidwest.com



An accident occurred on Court Street Tuesday morning in downtown Washington Court House.


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Sgt. Matt Pfeifer with the Washington Court House Police Department talks with Washington Fire Department Chief Tom Youtz and a firefighter.


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The driver of a GMC Envoy collided with a Ford F-150 parked along the roadway on Court Street Tuesday morning.


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The GMC was heavily damaged and towed from the scene.


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The driver of the Ford, who had been inside the Nationwide Insurance office at the time the accident occurred, removed items from the truck before it was towed from the scene.


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Hixon Towing responded to the scene and assisted with clean-up and towing.


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Washington Police Department officers Pfeifer and Everhart inspect vehicles for damage prior to being towed from the scene Tuesday.


Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

Washington Fire Department Chief Youtz directed traffic on Court Street as the accident scene clean-up commenced.


Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

The driver of a GMC Envoy collided with a Ford F-150 parked along the roadway on Court Street Tuesday morning.


Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

A GMC Envoy collided with a parked Ford F-150 on Court Street Tuesday morning in downtown Washington Court House.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Washington Court House Police Department responded to a traffic accident in the 300 block of Court Street.

“The driver of the silver GMC was traveling eastbound on Court Street and lost control, hit a parked F-150, drove it one parking spot forward, and drove over the street sign and ended on the curb,” said WPD Sgt. Matt Pfeifer.

Pfeifer said police were still working to investigate the cause of the accident and said they were not certain if the driver of the GMC was intoxicated or suffering from a medical condition.

The driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, said Pfeifer.

Fayette County EMS responded to the accident and transported the driver to the emergency room for further treatment. Pfeifer said the driver was complaining of having chest pain.

“She was a little lethargic. She could have hit her head, she could have been intoxicated, we don’t know at this point,” said Pfeifer. “Witnesses said she had been weaving. It’s unknown if there’s a medical issue.”

The driver of the Ford F-150 was not inside the truck at the time it was struck. The driver of the Ford F-150 had parked along the street in a parking space and was inside the Nationwide Insurance office as the accident occurred.

The Washington Court House Fire Department, Fayette County EMS, Hixon Towing and Moore Towing responded to the incident.

“We checked the vehicles to make sure everything was safe there and assure nobody was entrapped,” said Washington Fire Department Chief Tom Youtz. “There were fluids leaking from the one vehicle (GMC) and we put oil dry down on those to keep that from going anywhere into the sewers, and to help sop it up.”

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Names of both drivers have not been released.

An accident occurred on Court Street Tuesday morning in downtown Washington Court House.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_StreetAccidentOne.jpgAn accident occurred on Court Street Tuesday morning in downtown Washington Court House. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

Sgt. Matt Pfeifer with the Washington Court House Police Department talks with Washington Fire Department Chief Tom Youtz and a firefighter.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_StreetAccidentTwo.jpgSgt. Matt Pfeifer with the Washington Court House Police Department talks with Washington Fire Department Chief Tom Youtz and a firefighter. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

The driver of a GMC Envoy collided with a Ford F-150 parked along the roadway on Court Street Tuesday morning.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_StreetAccidentThree.jpgThe driver of a GMC Envoy collided with a Ford F-150 parked along the roadway on Court Street Tuesday morning. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

The GMC was heavily damaged and towed from the scene.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_StreetAccidentFour.jpgThe GMC was heavily damaged and towed from the scene. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

The driver of the Ford, who had been inside the Nationwide Insurance office at the time the accident occurred, removed items from the truck before it was towed from the scene.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_StreetAccidentFive.jpgThe driver of the Ford, who had been inside the Nationwide Insurance office at the time the accident occurred, removed items from the truck before it was towed from the scene. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

Hixon Towing responded to the scene and assisted with clean-up and towing.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_StreetAccidentSix.jpgHixon Towing responded to the scene and assisted with clean-up and towing. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

Washington Police Department officers Pfeifer and Everhart inspect vehicles for damage prior to being towed from the scene Tuesday.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_StreetAccidentSeven.jpgWashington Police Department officers Pfeifer and Everhart inspect vehicles for damage prior to being towed from the scene Tuesday. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

Washington Fire Department Chief Youtz directed traffic on Court Street as the accident scene clean-up commenced.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_StreetAccidentEight.jpgWashington Fire Department Chief Youtz directed traffic on Court Street as the accident scene clean-up commenced. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald

The driver of a GMC Envoy collided with a Ford F-150 parked along the roadway on Court Street Tuesday morning.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/01/web1_PROCESSEDTHREE.jpgThe driver of a GMC Envoy collided with a Ford F-150 parked along the roadway on Court Street Tuesday morning. Ashley Bunton | Record-Herald
Vehicles damaged in morning accident outside of insurance agency

By Ashley Bunton

abunton@aimmediamidwest.com

Contact Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or connect on Twitter by searching Twitter.com for @ashbunton

Contact Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or connect on Twitter by searching Twitter.com for @ashbunton

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