Poshard injured in car accident — again

By Gus Bode

Vice chancellor for Administration suffers from whiplash after his second car wreck in six months.

Vice Chancellor for Administration Glenn Poshard is hopeful that he will return to work today after being hospitalized last week from his second car accident in six months.

Poshard is recovering from severe whiplash after being in a three-car accident that took place Tuesday at the intersection of Route 51 and Lincoln Drive.

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“I’m doing fine,” he said. “I’ve just got a stiff neck.”

According to police, Poshard was turning left onto Route 51 from Lincoln Drive when a southbound vehicle on Route 51, driven by Jacob Hayes, 18, of Marion, drove through the red traffic signal and struck Poshard’s vehicle in the front driver’s side.

Poshard’s vehicle spun around and struck a third car before it hit a traffic light, Carbondale Police Officer Dan Reed said.

Poshard was taken by ambulance to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and was released Wednesday. He will visit his doctor Monday before returning to work.

Hayes suffered no injuries and was ticketed by police for allegedly running a red light.

Poshard’s previous traffic accident took place in March along Route 13, west of North Carbon Street in Marion.

After his car was rear-ended in traffic, Poshard suffered from ligament injuries kept him hospitalized for about a week.

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Poshard said he is thankful that his most recent injuries were not as bad as those from the March accident. He described his recent misfortunes as simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“I guess it’s just bad luck,” Poshard said.

Reporter Ben Botkin can be reached at [email protected]

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