99-year-old woman injured in crash

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By Landmark News Service


INDEPENDENCE — A 99-year-old Independence woman escaped serious injury June 28 in a two-car crash on U.S. 58 in the town.
Independence Police Cpl. Matthew Adams said Dona Cox was pulling out from her driveway about 10 a.m. to go east on U.S. 58, near Hackler Drive, when she allegedly pulled into the path of a westbound 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.
Adrian Davis, 23, of Independence, was driving the pickup and was not injured.
A neighbor said that Cox was transported by Independence Volunteer Rescue Squad to a local doctor’s office, then to Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, N.C. where she stayed overnight. She is now at home.
Adams estimated damage to Davis’ vehicle at $3,800 and $3,500 to the Cox vehicle, effectively totalling both.
Cox was charged with failing to yield right-of-way.
The Independence Volunteer Fire Department also assisted at the accident scene.