Maria accident injures one

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 9, 2006

A Tuesday night accident on Maria Avenue left twisted metal and one person injured.

The Demopolis Police Department responded to a call at 8:47 at the corner of Maria Avenue and Poe Road when a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Charleston Guy Hinson of Demopolis and a Chevrolet C-1,500, driven by Samuel Pate Jr. of Gallion collided.

The accident left severe damage to the Monte Carlo and sent the C-1500 into the ditch.

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The accident occurred when Hinson’s vehicle, which was traveling north on Maria, slowed down to make a left-turn onto Poe Road. Pate’s vehicle did not yield the right-of-way, causing the vehicles to strike each other.

Melanie Grant, a passenger in the C-1,500 was injured in the accident and transported to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital by Tombigbee Emergency Medical Services.

No other injuries were reported in the accident.