|Three motorists listed as injured in recent Scott County accidents|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 28 December 2010 00:00|
Of the 14 traffic accidents that the Scott County Sheriff’s Department has investigated since December 12, thankfully only three have involved injuries to drivers.
The first injury accident reported to the department occurred at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15. The location to which Deputy Mark Hays was sent was 200 feet west of Whitsitt Road on State Road 256 East.
Driver Jeffrey W. Tackett, 53, Belleville, Mi, told the officer that had been westbound on S.R. 56 when a deer crossed his driving lane. He swerved to miss the animal and ran his 1994 Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig onto the north side of the highway.
He apparently then over-corrected, crossing the eastbound lane and jack-knifing the rig. The tractor-trailer then left the road on its south side and struck several trees before coming to a rest. Tackett, who was driving for Haddad International Transportation Inc. of Dearborn, Mi., suffered neck pain from the mishap. The officer’s report did not indicate if Tackett received medical attention at the scene. The tractor-trailer was removed by Goodin’s Wrecker Service of Scottsburg.
Property damage was estimated at up to $50,000 by Deputy Hays, who noted considerable damage to the vehicle’s undercarriage.
The deputy was assisted at the scene by Chief Deputy Wayne Williams and Reserve Deputy Bobby Thompson.
On Friday, December 17, another one-vehicle accident in which the driver was injured occurred just before 4 p.m. on Moonglo Road. The site was about 1,000 feet west of the road’s intersection with Wilson Road.
The driver was identified as Newtina C. Moody, 31, Scottsburg. She told Deputy Joe Guarneri that she was driving a 1999 Jeep Cherokee west on Moonglo Rd. when she saw a car coming toward her. She said she slowed because she feared a side-swipe would occur. The car did not get over, she said, so she applied her brakes. The Jeep slid on ice and hit the edge of the road. It then fish-tailed and ran off the south side of the road.
Moody suffered an apparent injury to her knee/leg/foot. She was assisted by Scott county EMS at the scene.
Property damage was estimated at up to $10,000 in the mishap.
On Tuesday, December 21, Deputy Mark Shapinsky was dispatched to the intersection of Underwood and Hardy Roads on the south edge of Vienna Township to investigate an injury accident.
This mishap occurred at 12:42 p.m. and involved driver Cheryl L. Schoemann, 48, Underwood.
Scott County EMS and Vienna Township Fire and Rescue also attended at the scene because Schoemann suffered a knee/lower leg/foot injury, and the car was in a precarious position.
The woman told Deputy Shapinsky that she had been traveling south on Underwood Rd. and, as she drove up a steep hill, the transmission in her 1992 Mercury Sable failed. That failure caused the car to start rolling backwards down the hill. It veered off the left side of the roadway into snow and ice on the road’s shoulder and then over an embankment where it finally came to rest after striking a culvert and a ditch.
Damage to the car was estimated at up to $2,500. Deputy Shapinsky was assisted at the scene by Chief Deputy Williams.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 14:23|