Collision causes jam in rush hour

Gwendolyn Holliday Staff Reporter gjoseph@civitasmedia.com

March 21, 2014

HAZARD- The morning commute was delayed for some people traveling on North Main Street on Friday after a three-vehicle accident blocked traffic in the middle of the morning rush hour.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., a grey Dodge Caravan, owned and operated by the Miller Cab Company, pulled out of the Sherwin Williams parking lot headed southbound on North Main Street and struck a grey Ford F150, which was also travelling southbound, in the side. The Caravan then struck a white Ford SUV travelling northbound before coming to a halt.

Officer Jason Duff with the Hazard Police Department reported the driver of the F150 was transported to the Hazard ARH for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Obstructed vision due to bright sunlight reportedly caused the accident as Duff said the cab driver could not see traffic as he pulled out.

Traffic, including two school buses, was blocked in both directions for nearly a half hour while officers took pictures of the scene and statements from the drivers.

Gwendolyn Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald