The accident occurred at around 3:25 p.m. local time when 34-year-old Elizabeth Bush stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of CR 255 and State Route 6. A motorist in a Honda car failed to slow, crashing into Bush’s pickup truck.
The pickup truck was forced across the roadway and pushed into a roadside ditch facing north, reports The Madison County Carrier. The driver of the Honda also crashed into a ditch following the collision.
The driver of the Honda did not attempt to brake or slow before rear-ending the car, reports The Madison County Carrier. Police have charged the driver with driving under the influence. Bush and two minors inside her vehicle were hospitalized for evaluation. The driver of the Honda received treatment at Madison County Memorial Hospital as well.
Both vehicles sustained disabling damage and required a tow, according to The Madison County Carrier.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver every day. In addition,