Four vehicles involved in accidents

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 7, 2003

A Charles Henderson High School student was injured slightly when the automobile she was driving hydroplaned Monday causing the car to skid off the road and into a flooded culvert.

Jessica Wingard said she was on her way to lunch when her 1996 Ford hydroplaned and she lost control. The car plummeted into the rushing, muddy water

on South Franklin Drive.

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"The water was up to the steering wheel but my head was not under water," she said.

Jessica was wearing a seatbelt and was helped from the car by a passerby. Another motorist

called for help on her cell phone.

Jessica was transported to Edge Regional Medical Center by Haynes Ambulance service where she was treated and released.

Jessica said her only injury was caused by the deployment of the airbag.

According to information released by Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage, Troy police also responded to a three car collision at Elm Street at College Drive at 12:55 p.m. There were no injuries in the wreck.

A 1990 Dodge, a 2001 Toyota and a 1998 GMC pickup truck were involved in the accident.

Both wrecks continue to be investigated by the Troy Police Department.