CRIME

Three car accident in Aledo Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Cathy Decker/Staff reporter
At around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, the Aledo Police Department responded to a three-vehicle accident on Ill. Route 17 (SE 3rd St.) and SE 3rd Ave.

At around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, the Aledo Police Department responded to a three-vehicle accident on Ill. Route 17 (SE 3rd St.) and SE 3rd Ave.

Two vehicles were westbound on Route 17, stopped in traffic waiting for one vehicle to turn south onto SE 3rd Ave., when the third vehicle, also westbound, struck the second vehicle in the rear.

Three individuals were transported to Mercer County Hospital with minor injuries by AMT Ambulance. The driver of the third vehicle, Amber L. Heine of Little York, was issued a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Two vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The Mercer County Sheriff's Department and Aledo Fire department also assisted at the scene.