Highway 36 accident injures Breckenridge man

Date 2012/11/7 16:43:34 | Topic: Accidents

A Breckenridge man was hurt late Tuesday morning, when according to the Highway Patrol, the van he was driving skidded into the side of a tractor-trailer unit west of Chillicothe. The Patrol said the right rear duals of the truck ran over the engine compartment of the van. The driver of the van, 22-year old Daniel Bowen, was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, with injuries described as MODERATE.
The truck driver, 63-year old James Smith of Independence, was not reported hurt. The accident was eight miles west of Chillicothe at the intersection of Highway 36 and LIV 408.

The investigating officer said the van was southbound on 408, and began to skid as it approached a stop sign. It continued to skid into the side of the truck, traveling west on Highway 36. The van was demolished. The truck had moderate damage. The Patrol said Smith was wearing a seat belt. It is unknown whether Bowen was using a safety device.



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