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Columbia Missourian

Car accident on Stadium Boulevard leaves one injured

By Dan Brenner
October 12, 2009 | 4:45 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A two-car accident occurred this morning at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, leaving one person injured, said MU Police Department Capt. Brian Weimer.

The collision happened at 11:54 a.m. and MU police arrived on the scene before noon, Weimer said.

A black Dodge Neon was turning onto Maryland Avenue from the eastbound turning lane on Stadium Boulevard when it was hit by a black Jeep Grand Cherokee going west on Stadium. When it was hit,  the Neon crossed two lanes of traffic and hit the fence bordering Memorial Stadium. The fence then caused minimal damage to cars on the other side, Weimer said.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and the airbags in both cars deployed. The driver of the Neon told police that he had been injured and walked to University Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Grand Cherokee did not report any injuries and there were no other passengers, Weimer said.

Police officers directed traffic while the vehicles were towed, and the scene was completely cleared at about 2 p.m., Weimer said.