Accident injures two in uptown Jackson

Tuesday, January 6, 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 just before 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. She was driving a white four-door Mercury Tracer; he drove a red four-door Toyota Camry. Both cars had to be towed from the scene.

Mrs. 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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