Collision At The Corner

A passenger was taken to WCA by ambulance and a city woman is facing multiple charges following an accident Friday afternoon.

Jamestown police responded to the corner of Winsor and East Seventh streets for a report of a two-vehicle accident just before 5 p.m. Upon investigation it was found that Stacey Simmers, 31, of Jamestown turned her 1999 Ford Windstar van into the path of an oncoming 2001 Ford F350 which was traveling southbound on Winsor Street. The impact from the collision pushed the van onto a nearby fire hydrant.

“The new hydrants have an emergency shut-off on them, so water doesn’t leak out,” said Jamestown Police officer Tom Shea, explaining the impact the vehicle had on the hydrant.

A 19-year-old female passenger from Jamestown in the van at the time of the accident was put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to WCA hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck, a 20-year-old Jamestown man, and Simmers each suffered minor injuries and sought their own treatment.

Simmers was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way while making a left-hand turn; aggravated unlicensed operation for having her driver’s license suspended two times and having unpaid fines out of the City of Jamestown and Town of Ellery; and with having four bald tires.