WARSAW — Four people were injured and taken to local hospitals after a two-vehicle accident occurred in Warsaw at 10:13 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.
Jaya Panicker, 17, Old Orchard Drive, Warsaw, was traveling east on West Prairie Street, approaching the Buffalo Street intersection. She told officers that she had a green light and proceeded into the intersection. According to Panicker, a vehicle driven by Patricia Stroup, 40, Maye Street, Warsaw, disregarded the red light for northbound traffic and headed into the intersection, causing the vehicles to collide.
Two witnesses also told officers that Stroup disregarded the stoplight, causing the accident.
Panicker was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated before being transported for pain to her neck. A passenger in her vehicle, Katliyn Stout (no age or address given) also complained of neck pain and was taken to a local hospital. Stroup and her passenger, Taylor Shoaf, 18, Crete Drive, Warsaw, both complained of pain and were also taken for medical attention.
Damages from the accident were estimated at up to $5,000. The Warsaw Police Department responded to the accident with help from the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Department.