Three people were injured in a three vehicle auto accident that occurred on Wednesday in Downtown Jasper.
The accident occurred shortly after 1:00 at the intersection of Highway 96 and Houston Street in front of Jasper Exxon Towing and Recovery.
Officers investigating the incident said it appeared that the accident occurred when a log truck, which was hauling logs and headed south on Highway 96, failed to yield right of way and was struck by a Chevrolet Suburban that was headed west on Houston Street. They said the Chevrolet then bounced off the log truck and hit a 2014 Nissan sedan, which was sitting at the red light on Highway 96 and headed north.
Officers said that after the initial crash with the Chevrolet, the log truck veered to the right of the road and struck an electrical power pole breaking it into and causing power lines to drop to the ground resulting in a power outage to the area.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Sarah Ortega Alcada and the driver of the Nissan, Tamala Adams both of Jasper along with the driver of the driver of the truck, Keven Rice of Hemphill, were all taken to Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries.
Power was out in the affected areas for some time until the necessary repairs could be made and the power restored.