One person was transported to Newman Regional Health after a three-vehicle accident slowed traffic on Sixth Avenue Monday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to Sixth Avenue and Chestnut Street for an injury accident which involved three vehicles.

The vehicles were a GMC Jimmy, a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Chevrolet Tracker.

According to Emporia Police Officer Gabe Withington, the GMC Jimmy was heading eastbound on Sixth Avenue at the same time the Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading westbound on Sixth Avenue.

“The Jimmy crossed the center line and struck the Jeep head on,” Withington said.

The third vehicle then struck the side of the Jeep.

No severe injuries were reported, but two vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Names of the drivers have not yet been released.

Earlier in the day, one person was transported following a two-vehicle accident in east Emporia.

Around 9:22 a.m. emergency personnel responded to reports of an injury accident at Sylvan Street and Second Avenue. A driver on the scene reported airbag deployment.

According to Emporia Police Officer Kenneth Rodriguez, a white Ford truck was traveling westbound on Second Avenue while a black Chevrolet Impala was southbound on Sylvan Street. The truck failed to yield at the uncontrolled intersection and struck the Impala on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The female driver of the Impala was looked over at the scene but was not transported.

Names of the drivers have not been released.

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