Crash injures driver
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:09 pm
The Messenger, May 9, 2012
A Camden man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon at Everett Boulevard and West Main Street in Union City.
Jonathon Crafton, 22, of 1170 Highway 70 West, Camden, was airlifted to Regional Medical Center in Memphis following an accident that occurred just before 1 p.m. at the busy intersection, according to a Union City Police Department report released today.
The other driver involved, Richard Earl Park, 64, of 216 Coleman Lane, Trimble, apparently was not injured.
Park, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, told police he was southbound on Everett Boulevard approaching the traffic light at West Main Street, had a green light and was proceeding into the intersection when Crafton, driving a 2003 Ford, came into the intersection from West Main Street. The front of Park’s vehicle struck the right front area of Crafton’s vehicle.
Police said it appeared the impact caused the right side of Crafton’s vehicle to come around and into the left side of Park’s vehicle, with Park coming to rest about 15 to 20 feet from the point of impact. Crafton’s vehicle apparently continued to slide around for about another 30 to 40 feet to where it came to final rest in the right southbound lane of Everett Boulevard at the exit ramp for West Main Street.
Crafton did not remember anything, according to the report.
Traffic camera video from the intersection was utilized as police tried to determine what happened. Police reported the video showed Crafton was actually northbound on Everett Boulevard and was in the turn lane to make a left turn to go west on West Main Street. It showed Park coming to the intersection and showed he had the green light and then showed Crafton turn into Park’s path, causing the collision.
A charge apparently is pending.