|Emergency and ambulance personnel assist at the scene of a traffic accident last Wednesday evening at the corner of Carbon Avenue and Main Street in Price. The Sept. 25 mishap sent two Emery County residents to the hospital for medical treatment and severely damaged the vehicles involved in the incident.|
A traffic mishap last Wednesday evening at the corner of Carbon Avenue and Main Street in Price sent two Emery County residents to the hospital and severely damaged the vehicles involved in the accident.
The Sept. 25 mishap reportedly occurred when a small car driven by Susan Davis, age 51 of Cleveland, turned left and collided into a vehicle driven by Andrew Farlaino, age 17 of Helper.
The accident happened at 6:10 p.m. and forced the Farlaino vehicle into the drive entering the Center Texaco Service Station.
Also riding in the vehicle with Davis was the driver's daughter Anna, 21.
The mishap scattered glass across the west side of the intersection. The blockage and rubber necking by other drivers resulted in slow traffic for a time in the downtown area.
Farlaino emerged from his car relatively unscathed, while the two women in the second car had to be removed by rescue crews. The mother and daughter were transported from the accident scene to Castleview Hospital.
Neither Davis nor her daughter appeared to be wearing seatbelts at the time of the mishap and both sustained neck and head injuries, according to accident investigators.
Farlaino was wearing his safety restraint device.
Witnesses indicated that the Davis car was headed north on Carbon Avenue and purportedly had crossed the center line several times, barely avoiding head on collisions with other vehicles.
Some of the people who claimed they witnessed the alleged close calls returned to the corner of the accident when they saw the Davis vehicle turn left into Farlaino's car.
No one was cited at the scene, but the incident has been referred to the Price City Attorney's Office for review.