Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings was the first officer on the scene of a three-car accident Wednesday in Jamestown.
Unfortunately for Snellings, he was driving one of the cars involved in the crash.
Catherine Tedquist, 18, of Jamestown was driving her mother's black 2003 Ford Taurus at the intersection of East Third and North Main streets in the city when she rear-ended Snellings in his 2008 black Chevy Impala at 1:09 p.m. The force of the initial collision sent Snellings' car into the back of a blue 2011 Ford Fusion driven by Malinda Stoller, 56, of Jamestown. The vehicle Stoller was driving belongs to the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services.
A city teenager is being charged following a fender-bender that injured Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings on Wednesday.
P-J photo by Mallory Diefenbach
Snellings, 44, and Stoller both experienced back and neck pain resulting from the accident and planned to seek medical treatment on their own.
Tedquist's vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded with alleged faulty brakes. Snellings' vehicle was also towed from the scene.
Tedquist was charged with following too closely and unlicensed operator. She is due to appear in Jamestown City Court at a later date.