A Warsaw man was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle that had been involved in another collision.
Police responded to the collision just after 10 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of South Buffalo Street and West Winona Avenue in Warsaw, according to a Warsaw Police Department crash report. The report stated Penny J. Small, 51, West CR 800S, Claypool, was traveling north on South Buffalo Street approaching Winona Avenue in front of Marsh grocery store when the vehicle in front of her, driven by Matthew A. Schmidt, 19, South Southwood Drive, Warsaw, suddenly stopped. Small was unable to stop in time and rear-ended Schmidt’s vehicle.
Schmidt had stopped suddenly to allow a pedestrian, Ronald R. Spaulding, 48, Tippecanoe Drive, Warsaw, to cross traffic in a non-cross walk area. The momentum of the collision forced Schmidt’s vehicle to strike Spaulding, hitting his lower leg.
Spaulding complained of lower leg pain and was transported to KCH emergency room for treatment. Spaulding had swelling to his left ankle and the front lower portion of his left calf. The extent of his injuries was unknown at the time of the report.
Spaulding was administered a portable breath test at the hospital and registered a .170 BAC, according to the report.