Two Washington residents were taken to the hospital after a traffic accident at the intersection of Daviess County Roads 200 N and 350 E at 1:27 p.m. Thursday.
The Sheriff's Department reported that Gaye Norris of Washington was stopped at the intersection and her view was partially obscured by corn growing close to the road in one direction and a grove of pine threes in the other. Norris pulled into the intersection and into the path of Wendy Cleavenger of Washington who was west bound on 350 E. Both drivers were taken to the Daviess Community Hospital Emergency Room by ambulance for treatment of their injuries. A passenger in Norris vehicle, Marilyn Knepp of Washington, complained of pain to her leg, but refused treatment. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Damage was estimated at $25,000.
At 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a personal injury accident occurred at the intersection of South Meridian and S.R 57 on Washington's south side. Chelsea Faith of Petersburg was southbound on SR 57 following a 2000 Dodge Ram driven by Mark Hedge of Washington. Faith said she looked into the opposite lane because she thought vehicles were going to collide. Instead, she ran into the back of Hedges pickup causing heavy front end damage to her 2000 Pontiac. Hedge complained of pain to his neck and back. He was transported by ambulance to the Daviess Communty Hospital. Damage to Hedges truck was minor and confined to the trailer hitch area. Traffic on State Road 57 was backed up a considerable distance Wednesday afternoon, as a result of the accident.