Accident Sends One Person To Hospital

A two vehicle accident has sent one person to the hospital. At approximately 2:30 this afternoon a Chevy S-10 pick up was stopped on Route 17 in front of Huffman’s Farm & Home preparing to turn in to the business when a Ford Expedition allegedly struck the truck from behind pushing it down the highway near the east entrance of Essig Motors. A high school student that attends Mercer County High School was driving the pick up. She was transported to Genesis Medical Center in Aledo for evaluation. The Aledo Police Department and Mercer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. The accident is currently under investigation. No other details are available at this time.