On Wednesday, the Taylorville Police Department reported the following accidents to Regional Radio News:
64-year-old Linda G. Robinson of Pana was driving eastbound on Park St. Friday. 36-year-old Lucas K. Price of Canton was stopped at the light at the intersection of Park and Walnut driving eastbound. Robinson did not stop in time and rear-ended Price. Robinson was taken to St. John’s Hospital via ambulance.
80-year-old Julia A. Johnston of Taylorville was attempting to get out of the Walgreens parking lot through an exit onto W. Spresser St. that is only intended for entry into the lot Friday. 47-year-old Brett A. Wiseman of Taylorville was driving westbound on W. Vandeveer St. Due to traffic, Wiseman could not see Johnston enter into his lane of travel, and could not stop in time to avoid an accident. Johnston continued to drive away and a passerby followed Johnston to County Rd. 22 just north of Taylorville. After a brief traffic stop, both drivers came to TPD and Johnston received a citation for Failure to Yield Entering from Private Drive.
67-year-old Jackie J. Kay of Pana was driving northbound in the Walmart parking lot Saturday. 84-year-old Robert G. Rogers of Kincaid was driving westbound on Virgil Blanch Drive. Kay did not see Rogers as she attempted to turn right and struck Rogers’ passenger side. No one was hurt. Kay failed to yield right of way, but the position of the sun was a factor in the accident. No citations were issued.
On Wednesday, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Regional Radio News:
18-year-old Preston J. Newingham of Kincaid was arrested Wednesday on a Bond Forfeiture warrant and for Possession of Methamphetamine.
34-year-old Julie E. Woods of Pana was arrested Wednesday on a Bond Forfeiture warrant. Bond is set at $1,000.
39-year-old Joseph Pfeiler of Divernon was arrested Wednesday on a Bond Forfeiture warrant. Bond is set at $2,500.
On Wednesday, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office reported the following accidents to Regional Radio News:
52-year-old Tina M. Jobe of Pana was driving westbound on Rt. 16 Saturday. Just east of 2300 E. Rd., the driver stated that she was arguing with the passenger in the car and did not know what happened. The passenger said he and the driver were arguing and the driver jerked the wheel, causing them to go off the road and overturn. Jobe lost control on the roadway while traveling westbound and overturned into the ditch, with the vehicle coming to rest on its top. The driver and back seat passenger with both taken to Pana Community Hospital for unknown injuries.
68-year-old James D. Badman of Palmer was driving southbound on Rt. 48 Wednesday. At approximately 1540 N., Badman attempted to pass 58-year-old Laverne E. Pownall of Taylorville in the northbound lane. Badman entered back into the southbound lane while passing Pownall and collided with his vehicle. Pownall's passenger was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital via ambulance.