Broadside Collision After Man Misses Red Light

On Wednesday at 3:50pm, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to the intersection of South Jefferson Street and West Washington Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

It was determined that a Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Austin Vanamergon of New London, was traveling westbound on West Washington. Upon approaching the intersection of South Jefferson Street at West Washington Street, the Chevrolet  failed to obey the steady red traffic signal and continued westbound through the intersection without stopping.This caused a broadside collision with a Mercury sedan that was operated by Scottie Dunn of Mount Pleasant, who was traveling northbound on South Jefferson Street.

No injuries were reported to law enforcement. Vanamergon was issued citations for failure to obey traffic control device and failure to provide proof of financial liability.