Snow main cause of Monday car accidents

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News


The Mt. Pleasant Police Department kept busy on Monday as snow-related car accidents piled up.

Around 3 p.m., there was a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of E. Washington and Prairie Ave. when Kyle Oliver, driving a 2003 Dodge traveling west, was struck by Jonathan Bean, driving a 1998 Dodge that had been traveling north.

Officers determined Beam had stopped at the stop sign on Prairie at Washington and attempted to cross Washington St., entering Oliver?s travel path. No injuries were reported. Bean was cited for failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign.

As the roads grew slicker, a second accident was reported at the intersection of Iris St. and Washington St. for a three-car collision. Karen Bucwash, of Bonaparte, was heading Westbound on Washington St. driving a gray 2008 Chevy Malibu.

When Bucwash attempted to turn north onto Iris, she slid into the southbound lane of traffic, colliding with Ronald Becker, of Wever, driving a black 2007 Toyota Tundra, and Christopher Sanks, of Burlington, driving a 2014 Black Chevy Malibu. Bucwash was cited for failure to maintain control. There were minor injuries.

Iris was a hot spot of activity yesterday as a second single-vehicle accident was reported on Iris and Mapleleaf Dr. Alyssa Hickie had been driving a 2004 Honda traveling north on Iris when she attempted to turn left onto Mapleleaf. Because of snow-covered roads, Hickie?s vehicle left the road and struck a metal pole. No injuries were reported.

Later that afternoon at Southpark Apartment Complex, Avery Mobley, driving a 2014 Dodge, attempted to enter the parking lot of his apartment complex when his vehicle started to slide backward down the hill because of the snow-covered driveway. Mobley?s vehicle came to rest in the ditch with no damage and no injuries. The vehicle was removed from the ditch by Breuer?s Towing and Recovery.

Three inches of snow fell in Mt. Pleasant yesterday, with a 30 percent chance again Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Forecast. Snow is also expected Thursday and Friday of this week.