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Arkansas City man cited for failure to yield after rainy collision

Accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16; both vehicles had to be towed

Arkansas City Police Department badgeThe Arkansas City Police Department cited an Ark City man for failure to yield at a stop sign after a two-vehicle collision during heavy rainfall Aug. 16.

Police and the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department responded to an accident at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Summit Street in north-central Arkansas City.

Officers determined Bedford Rush, 89, had failed to yield at the stop sign and cited him accordingly.

The driver of the other vehicle, Shawn Kelly, 22, of Geuda Springs, was unable to stop in time to avoid colliding with Rush’s car.

Heavy rainfall contributed to diminished visibility at the time of the wreck.

Rush sustained minor injuries to his left elbow and right forearm, but Kelly did not report any injuries.

Both men were treated at the accident scene by EMS personnel, but declined transport to a hospital.

Both vehicles were damaged sufficiently that they had to be towed away from the accident scene.