PARKERSBURG -Parkersburg police investigated two accidents on Murdoch Avenue that delayed traffic for about an hour Wednesday.
Police responded at 11:30 a.m. to Murdoch Avenue near 19th Street after a vehicle struck a utility pole and overturned, said Sgt. Greg Collins, spokesperson for the Parkersburg Police Department.
A 2004 Chevy Trailblazer driven by 34-year-old Nissa Osborn of Washington and a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon driven by 24-year-old Liegh Ann Maio of Lower Salem were both northbound on Murdoch Avenue. When an ambulance with lights and sirens activated approached the vehicles from behind, Maio moved her vehicle into the side of Osborn's Chevy, causing the Chevy to run off the road, strike a utility pole and overturn, said Collins.
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Emergency personnel tend to the driver and two passengers in a red Toyota Corolla that was struck by a Toyota Tacoma truck Wednesday afternoon.
The impact of the vehicle caused the utility pole to snap, bringing down power lines.
No one was injured in the wreck.
The crash report listed Maio as the driver at fault for not maintaining her lane of travel. Weather conditions were listed as a contributing factor in the wreck, said Collins.
Police responded to two vehicle accidents Wednesday on Murdoch Avenue.
A utility pole near 19th Street was damaged after it was struck by a vehicle.
Three people were sent to the hospital in the second wreck, which occurred around 2 p.m. in the 3400 block of Murdoch Avenue.
Crews were on the scene to replace the pole Wednesday afternoon.
At 2 p.m., police responded to a second accident involving injuries in the 3400 block of Murdoch Avenue, said Collins.
A 2005 Toyota Tacoma driven by 53-year-old Vernon Norman of Preston was attempting to turn into a parking lot across three lanes of traffic. His vehicle was struck by a Toyota Corolla driven by 42-year-old Ron Mason Jr. of Parkersburg, said Collins.
The collision caused one of the vehicles to strike a Dodge Caravan driven by 45-year-old Rebecca Spears of Mineral Wells, police said.
Three adults from the Toyota Corolla were transported by two ambulances to Camden Clark Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Their names were not available Wednesday evening.
A car parked in the Bucklers Pre-Owned Auto Sales sustained slight damage, said Collins.