Two cars involved in accident on Seth Child Road

By The Mercury

Drivers in lunch-hour traffic experienced delays Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident on Seth Child Road near the Amherst Avenue intersection.

Riley County police stated no major injuries were reported as a result of the accident, which occurred at about 12:30 p.m.

Both cars involved – a white passenger car and a black SUV – sustained heavy front-end damage.

The car appeared to have traveled on Seth Child Road about 100 yards south of the intersection, leaving behind a path of debris. Scanner reports indicated the car was partially on fire, but that the fire was out before Manhattan Fire Department crews arrived. 

Police directed traffic at the intersection while officials cleared the area.

No further details were immediately available. Police are investigating the cause.

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