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Mitchell Trucker Hits Three Cars, Injures Five

Last updated on Tuesday, November 6, 2007

(BEDFORD) - A 4 car chain reaction accident involving an International truck-trailer injured 5 yesterday afternoon.

The report by Bedford police says 19-year-old Patrick Jackson of Evansville was stopped on Lincoln Avenue to turn into the Day & Carter Mortuary when 2 other vehicles pulled up behind him to wait.

Before he could make the turn, though, 72-year-old Henry Cook of Mitchell came the same way up Lincoln and didn't see the 3 vehicles stopped. Jackson allegedly ran into the rear of 44-year-old Karen Roberts of Bedford, injuring her and her 2 passengers; 43-year-old Dawn Williams of Springville and a 7-year-old girl.

The woman in the second car, Cheryl New of Bedford, was also injured, but Jackson, the guy in front, and Cook, the truck driver, reported no injuries.

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