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Nov. 12 accident sent one to hospital

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By Brandon Mattingly

The Springfield Police Department reported one injury in a three-vehicle accident on US-150 on Nov. 12.

Lydia K. Perham of Springfield was taken to Spring View Hospital with undisclosed injuries by Washington County EMS after turning into the path of an oncoming vehicle. No other injuries were reported.

Perham was driving Ernest M. Perham’s—a passenger at the time of the accident—1995 Chevrolet Tahoe and turning into the Southern States parking lot when, according to the police report, Lydia Perham told authorities that she saw the oncoming 2006 Pontiac G6 out of the corner of her eye, but “at that point it was too late to avoid.”

The Pontiac, driven by Sarah C. Janes and owned by passenger Caleb R. Buckman, both of Lebanon, collided with the Tahoe, sending it into a nearby parked 2003 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Richard G. Spalding of Springfield.

Janes told authorities that she was traveling straight ahead when Perham turned in front of her, which was supported by a witness at the scene.

“Inattention” was noted as a human factor for the accident on the part of Perham.