GRAFTON—Officials were called to the scene of a two-vehicle automobile accident at the intersection of US Route 50, George Washington Highway, and Riverside Drive, just outside the city limits of Grafton on Wednesday morning.
According to Deputy Ed Delgado with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department a pickup truck driven by a male in his 50s was traveling from Riverside Drive onto Route 50. The driver, who was attempting to turn left onto the highway, failed to notice oncoming traffic and pulled into the path of another pickup truck.
“He pulled out within a car length of the other driver, who was unable to stop in enough time, due to the close proximity,” reported Delgado. “It is unclear why the driver did not see the other vehicle traveling toward him when he made the turn, but there is no suspicion of any impairment due to alcohol or drug use.”
He revealed that the accident is still under investigation, and at this time, it is unknown if anyone will be cited in the accident.
The driver turning on to Route 50 was transported to Grafton City Hospital by the Taylor County Emergency Medical Squad with minor injuries. The other driver, also a male in his 50s, signed off on medical transport, but self-transported to Grafton City Hospital for a minor hand injury.
The Grafton Fire Department was also on scene and assisted with traffic control. The Grafton Police Department was first called to the scene, but because of the location, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department took over the investigation.