Two cars roll over in Boone County; no one injured

Saturday, June 5, 2010 | 5:59 p.m. CDT; updated 6:27 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 1, 2010
On Saturday a black Chevrolet Cobalt rolled over on East State Highway WW west in Columbia. State trooper Gary Gundy was the only officer at the accident site. According to the Gundy, Jennifer Sapp, who is pictured wearing a white shirt, failed to notice Stacy Taylor's, right, red Mercury Sable that was stopped in front of her to make a left turn, resulting in a collision that turned Sapp's car over.

COLUMBIA — No one was injured in two rollover accidents that occurred Saturday afternoon in Boone County.

The first accident, which happened shortly after 1 p.m., took place near Old Hawthorne Drive on East State Highway WW.

After swerving to avoid a braking car, Jennifer Sapp's Chevy Cobalt rolled over as it went off the road and came to rest on the side of the highway. Sapp said it seemed to happen really slowly.

"The car kind of sat there (on its side) for a minute," Sapp said .

Sapp, 23, said she had been driving down the road and had glanced at a deer carcass lying on the side of the road. She had not seen the car in front of her slowing down.

“When it was over, I unbuckled my seat belt and crawled out,” Sapp said.

Sapp said she was not injured during the accident, though she did scrape herself while crawling out of her upturned car.

At one point, while rolling over, Sapp's Cobalt struck the back end of the Mercury Sable in front of her. The other driver, Stacy Taylor, said she had been preparing to turn left when the car behind her crashed. Taylor had been delivering mail.

Taylor, 29, was also uninjured in the accident.

“I am a little sore and shaken up, but not bleeding,” she said.

The afternoon's second accident occurred on Barksdale Mill Drive shortly after 2 p.m., when Joey Perkins’ vehicle rolled into the trees on the side of the road. Perkins, 16, declined to comment on the accident.

Perkins was not injured when the vehicle landed on its side, and no other vehicles were involved. Police on the scene said they would not be filing a report.

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