Shaky steering wheel sends car into Montgomery County ditch


December 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A problem with steering was to blame for an accident late Saturday morning in Montgomery County, that sent two women to the hospital. According to sheriff’s officials, a vehicle driven by 80-year-old Maxine Mary Wilkinson, of Emerson, was traveling west on Highway 34, when the steering wheel began to shake. The motion caused Wilkinson to lose control of the 1986 Pontiac, which went into the south ditch and came to rest.

Wilkinison, and a passenger in her car, 92-year-old Ruby Dorothy Warren, of of Emerson, were both transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital to be checked for possible injuries. Damage to the car was estimated at $2,000. The accident happened a little before 11-a.m. Saturday, just past the intersection of Highway 34 and Evergreen Avenue.