Two property-damage accidents were investigated Thursday by Greencastle City Police officers.
-- At 4:11 p.m., a two-car accident was reported at Bloomington and Martinsville streets after the good intentions of one driver accidentally led another into a collision.
Another driver who had stopped to turn reportedly motioned for Cameron Cole, 18, Madirea Beach, Fla., to pull away from the stopsign on Martinsville Street, and he drove his 1998 Cadillac Deville into the path of a northbound 1996 Mercury Sable, driven by David Schwartz, 44, Greencastle.
Cole was attempting to pull across Bloomington Street to enter the McClure station when the accident occurred.
Capt. Mike Hanlon estimated total damage in the mishap at $2,500-$5,000.
The identity of the third driver, whose vehicle was not actually involved in the accident, remains unknown.
-- At 7:33 a.m. Thursday, a two-car mishap was reported on U.S. 231 North, just south of the viaduct near Depot Street.
Laura Elsbrook, 44, Greencastle, was southbound on U.S. 231, driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, when she was forced to slow suddenly for a vehicle stopping in front of her to turn left.
As Elsbrook slowed, her car was reportedly struck from behind by a 2001 Ford Escort, driven by Mickenzie Ann Kathleen Kean, 17, Greencastle.
Kean told Capt. Hanlon she did not see the other vehicles were stopping until it was too late to avoid a collision. And when she braked, she hit standing water beneath the viaduct and was unable to stop.
Total damage was listed at $2,500-$5,000.
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