OAKHURST – A two car accident on Highway 41 near McDonald’s today resulted in major damage to one vehicle, and fortunately, no serious injuries to any of the parties involved, including two adults, one child and one dog.
At approximately 2:45 p.m., a 1994 Subaru Impreza 4-door sedan was leaving the McDonald’s parking lot and attempting a left-hand turn onto Highway 41.
According to CHP at the scene, the male driver of the Subaru, whose child was secured in a child safety seat, failed to yield to oncoming traffic. Meanwhile, driving southbound on Highway 41 was a Mercury sedan traveling at a stated speed of approximately 35 m.p.h..
According to one witness, the driver of the Mercury swerved in an attempt to avoid colliding with the Subaru.
The accident took place in front of workers who were able to help secure the scene and lay out traffic cones before first responders arrived.
Roger Daniels is one of those who saw what happened. Daniels is a service tech who was at the Easy Mart gas station on the east side of Highway 41, across from where the collision occurred.
Soon after the accident, family members of the Subaru driver arrived and took over care of the child, who was apparently uninjured in the accident. The driver of the Subaru was checked out by paramedics, and was not transported by the waiting ambulance, instead preferring to go to his own doctor, according to reports.
The driver of the Mercury was also checked over by paramedics, and released. She was traveling with her faithful companion, dog Miranda. The Mercury sedan itself was operable, and while its driver was visibly shaken, she was able to drive away from the scene with Miranda.
Virginia Lazar contributed to this report.