Accident blocks road on Jackson's Main Street

Monday, January 5, 2009

A two-car accident blocked Main Street in Jackson early this afternoon and caused injuries for both drivers, who were taken to Saint Francis Medical Center.

The accident occurred around 1 p.m. Monday at the corner of Main and Ohio streets in uptown Jackson.

The road was closed for more than an hour as emergency medical workers extracted the drivers, an unidentified man and Ruby Bock, 97, of Jackson, from their respective cars.

Bock is the mother of former Cape Girardeau County 1st District commissioner Larry Bock, who was called to the scene. He arrived with his wife, Shirley Bock and stood by his mother as she was moved from her car to a stretcher and boarded onto an ambulance.

Larry Bock said he was not sure of the extent of his mother's injuries but he said she appeared to have a broken leg.

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