WARSAW — A driver had to be extracted from her vehicle after an accident caused by a traffic signal at US 30 and CR 250E, Warsaw.
Around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, Megan Cook, 21, Woodland Drive, Wellsburg, WV, was traveling northbound on CR 250E when she noticed the traffic signal was not working and “blacked out.” The traffic signal turned back on and became a flashing red light. There were three vehicles in front of Cook who stopped for the flashing light and proceeded through the intersection.
When Cook approached the intersection she came to a complete stop. At that point, Cook stated the light may have become a solid red light, but was unsure. Cook began to turn her vehicle left onto US 30 and her vehicle was hit.
Fredrick McKee, 59, East Ponderosa Drive, North Webster, was traveling eastbound on US 30 when he also noticed the traffic signal was not working. As McKee approached the intersection the traffic signal became a solid green light for eastbound traffic. McKee continued driving and did not see Cook’s vehicle until he was already in the intersection. McKee applied his brakes but failed to avoid the collision. A witness confirmed that the traffic signal was a solid green light for eastbound traffic.
Both driver’s side doors from Cook’s vehicle had to be taken off in order for Cook to be removed from the vehicle. Cook suffered minor abrasions and cuts to her head and also complained of pain in her hips and lower back area. McKee complained of chest pain due to airbag deployment.
Damages from the accident totaled up to $10,000.