Four-Car ‘Chain Reaction’ Accident In City

A Kennedy man reportedly triggered a four-car “chain reaction” accident in the city Tuesday after driving too closely to the vehicle in front of him.

According to Jamestown Police, Kenickie Waterman, 35, was traveling southbound on North Main Street near the intersection of Ninth Street when he allegedly failed to notice the long line of traffic slowing down in front of him.

At 3:14 p.m., his 2003 Mitsubishi sedan smashed into the back of a Dodge Ram, which subsequently rear-ended a Ford Ranger, which subsequently rear-ended a Dodge Neon.

Damage to the front end of Waterman’s vehicle was significant. The other three sustained only minor damages.

Waterman was transported to WCA Hospital by Alstar Ambulance after complaining of head and chest pains.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, a 35-year-old Ashville woman, also complained of minor back and head pains. She sought treatment on her own.

The drivers of the Ford Ranger and Dodge Neon were uninjured.

Waterman will be charged for following too closely, police said.