On U.S. 63: 2 collisions, 1 hour apart, same intersection

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 5:45 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Two separate two-vehicle collisions occurred at the same intersection of U.S. 63 about an hour apart Tuesday morning. 

One person was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. No one else was hurt in the incidents at the intersection of U.S. 63 and Hinton Road, which becomes Calvert Hill Road on the east side of the highway.

The first incident happened shortly after 7 a.m. when a car traveling on U.S. 63 struck and pushed another car into the ditch near the entrance to Calvert Hill Road, said Capt. Martina Pounds, a spokeswoman for the Boone County Fire Protection District.

The three people in the first car were teachers on their way to work in Harrisburg, and only a driver was in the second car, Pounds said. 

Pounds said the responding units were on the scene for about a half-hour. 

About an hour later, a large commercial truck tried to cross U.S. 63 to get fuel at the Phillips 66 Fastlane at 520 E. Hinton Road and was stuck by a small passenger car, Pounds said. 

The driver of the passenger vehicle was transported to University Hospital with moderate injuries, Pounds said. The two incidents were unrelated.

The responding units had left the scene by 8:41 a.m.

Supervising editor is Landon Woodroof.

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