Five involved in traffic collision, three injured
Three people were injured on Monday afternoon after an accident involving two motor vehicles and a total of five people near the intersection of South Broadway Street and Wells Drive in Forest City.
At 12:59 p.m. on Monday, James Claude Parker, 37, of Ellenboro, was driving a 1998 Nissan and stopped at the intersection when a 2005 Kia being driven by Pamela Darlene Lowery, 54, of Ellenboro, struck his vehicle from behind.
According to a police report filed by the Forest City Police Department, Lowery advised that Parker's vehicle had started to pull forward and onto South Broadway Street when a vehicle sped by causing Parker to come to an abrupt stop. Lowery's vehicle then struck Parker's.
Parker and one of his passengers, Angela Marie Golloway, 40, both reported injury from the collision, according to the report. Golloway was transported by Rutherford County EMS to the Rutherford Regional Medical Center, while Parker refused transport by EMS but advised that he would seek medical assistance at a later time.
Lowery also reported pain and discomfort associated with the collision, but told officers that it may have been exacerbated by a previously existing medical condition. She further advised that she would follow up with her doctor, according to the report.
Two additional passengers in Parker's vehicle, 10-year-old Colin James Parker and seven-year-old Lauren Sierra Parker, both advised that they did not suffer any injuries in the collision.
Each vehicle sustained approximately $350 worth of damage and both vehicles were operable following the accident.
No charges have been filed in the incident.