Accident sends two motorists to local hospitals

From Staff Reports

   A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of West Elk Ave./Bemberg Road sent two motorists to local hospitals on Tuesday night.
   According to a preliminary accident report by Elizabethton Police Department Patrolman Mike McIntosh, a Pontiac van driven by Angela Cole, 2616 Bob Little Road, was traveling westbound on Elk Avenue. Cole's vehicle collided with a Dodge Caravan driven by Mose James Fox, Jr., 65, 124 Victory Lane #2, at the intersection.
   Both vehicles received minor damage to the front fenders. The collision bent two state highway signs located at the corner of the intersection.
   Fox was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center by the Carter County Rescue Squad (CCRS) after he complained of chest pains, police said. His condition was unknown at press time.
   Fox's wife, Barbara Fox, was a passenger in the Dodge vehicle, but was not transported for medical treatment, according to the report.
   The CCRS transported Cole to Sycamore Shoals Hospital with minor injuries. Passengers in her vehicle -- identified as Joey Cole, 17, and Timothy Cole, 12 -- were not injured.
   McIntosh said all vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts. Alcohol or other intoxicants did not contribute to the accident, police said.
   The cause of the accident remained under investigation as of Tuesday night.