East End Accident

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – A two vehicle collision at Goodman Avenue and US 52 Wednesday afternoon slowed traffic for almost an hour.

According to Patrolman Bert Gibson with the Williamson Police Department (WPD), Ralph Adkins of Williamson, W.Va. was stopped on US 52 waiting for traffic to pass so he could turn left onto Goodman Avenue.

Adkins’ vehicle was struck from behind by a Dodge Ram, driven by Williamson City Councilman York Smith of Williamson.

Smith told Patrolman Gibson he was unable to see the vehicle stopped in front of him, due to a glare of the sun.

STAT Ambulance Service transported Smith to Williamson Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Both Adkins and his wife Alice, who was a passenger in the vehicle, refused treatment at the scene.

The Adkins’ dog, Dakota was also in the vehicle, he was uninjuried also.

Williamson Fire Department was on scene to assist with traffic control, they responded with three men, an engine and a rescue truck.

Both vehicles were removed from the scene by Duba’s Wrecker Service.

No citations were issued according to Gibson.

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