By Jack Molitor
The Herald Bulletin
---- — SUMMITVILLE — Two women were hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident in the far north end of the county Thursday afternoon.
Patricia Sayre, 81, of Gaston; and Mary Vasquez, 60, of Anderson; were both transported to Community Hospital Anderson after the accident, which occurred at about 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of Indiana 9 and County Road 1650 North, according to Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson.
According to the investigating officer, Sayre, who was traveling west on County Road 1650 North and driving a 2008 Chevy Uplander, failed to yield the right of way at the slightly offset intersection. The vehicle pulled out in front of a 2005 Toyota Matrix driven by Vasquez traveling south on Indiana 9.
Sayre told police she never saw the oncoming Toyota, and Vasquez said by the time she noticed the Uplander pulling into the intersection, she had no way of avoiding the accident.
According to Richardson, Sayre suffered arm bruising and scrapes and Vasquez sustained abdomen and pelvic injuries. A front-seat passenger in the vehicle with Vasquez, 26-year-old Arisleda Jimenez-Romero of Anderson, was uninjured.
Everyone in the accident was wearing seatbelts at the time of the wreck, Richardson said.
Also responding to the scene were Summitville Fire and EMS and Alexandria Medic and EMS. Indiana 9 was down to one lane of traffic during the investigation and cleanup of the accident .
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