Seven are in­jured in three ac­ci­dents

The Covington News - - THE SECOND OPINION -

A Cov­ing­ton man has been charged in con­nec­tion with a two- car col­li­sion Satur­day af­ter­noon in which three peo­ple were in­jured.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at the in­ter­sec­tion of Her­ring Street and Al­covy Road at ap­prox­i­mately 4: 45 p. m., ac­cord­ing to Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Ron­nie Cowan.

Johnny F. Shy, 24, of a Nixon Cir­cle ad­dress, was charged with fail­ure to yield the right of way when he did not stop at the in­ter­sec­tion and pulled into the path of a car driven by Wil­liam Thomas Ca­son.

Ca­son was trav­el­ing south on Al­covy Road when Shy, trav­el­ling east on Her­ring Street, pulled into the path of his car, Cowan said.

Both Ca­son, 36, and Shy re­ceived in­juries in the ac­ci­dent and were trans­ported to the New­ton County Hos­pi­tal Emer­gency Room for treat­ment. Diane Ca­son, a pas­sen­ger in the Ca­son ve­hi­cle, was also in­jured and taken to the hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports. Of­fi­cer Cowan stated that both ve­hi­cles were “ex­ten­sively dam­aged.” Ca­son was driv­ing a 1977 Ford LTD Oldsmo­bile.

In an ear­lier in­ci­dent on Thurs­day, June 18, Bon­nie Obert was in­jured when her car left the road­way on Flat Shoals Road and struck a tree. Ac­cord­ing to Of­fi­cer Cowan, the 19- year- old Cov­ing­ton res­i­dent has been charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of in­tox­i­cants in con­nec­tion with the sin­gle- car ac­ci­dent.

Of­fi­cer Cowan said that Obert told po­lice the ac­ci­dent had oc­curred when the brakes on her 1972 Chevro­let Nova failed. Po­lice re­ports showed that the ve­hi­cle trav­elled more than 250 feet from the pave­ment be­fore strik­ing the tree broad­side. The ac­ci­dent was re­ported at 2: 15 a. m.

An­other Cov­ing­ton res­i­dent was in­jured Fri­day, June 19, when he fell from the hood of a car and was run over. The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Sock­well Av­enue at ap­prox­i­mately 8: 30 p. m. Jerry Reid, 35, was ap­par­ently rid­ing on the hood of a car when he fell off and was run over, Of­fi­cer Cowan said.

The driver of the ve­hi­cle, Shirley Sharp­ton, was the sis­ter of the vic­tim. Reid was treated at the scene by New­ton County EMS and mem­bers of the Cov­ing­ton Fire Depart­ment.

The re­port said that the pa­tient was in a “state of vi­o­lent con­fu­sion” be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to the New­ton County Hos­pi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment.

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