Teen cited in crash

BellefontainePolice Patch

A 17-year-old motorist was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead Monday after his car slammed into the rear of another car while he was trying to adjust a floor mat.

Dylan M. Carpenter of Bellefontaine was northbound on Harding Street south of Dodge Avenue around 2:55 p.m. and looked up to see Ashley Post’s car stopped in traffic. He was unable to stop his vehicle from hitting Ms. Post’s car, officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department reported.

Ms. Post, 21, of Bellefontaine, was transported by a Bellefontaine squad to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.

Damage was light to the cars.