Recent vehicle wrecks in county and city result in several injured people PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 09:11

Three people were injured in recent vehicular accidents occurring in Scott County and in Scottsburg.
Two accidents, both of which occurred in October, were just released by the Sheriff’s Department.
On Thursday, October 25, Deputy Rodney Rudder and Detective Rick Barrett were dispatched to Boatman Road, where an accident had taken place involving a three-wheeler at 1:45 p.m. The site was 2,500 feet north of Boatman’s intersection with Craig Road.
Katie J. Conder, 18, Underwood, told the officers that she had been driving south on Boatman Rd. in a 1989 Ford Crown Victoria when the rider of the sport utility vehicle pulled out onto the roadway from a field. she said she slammed on her brakes,but she was unable to avoid the collision.
She struck the three-wheeler on the driver’s side. The rider was ejected from the three-wheeler.
Scott County EMS technicians treated rider Anna Richey, 38, Scottsburg, who suffered what was described as a minor head wound.
Damage to the car and the 1995 Honda three-wheeler was estimated at up to $10,000.
On Tuesday, October 30, Deputy Rudder and Chief Deputy Don Campbell responded to a call for help on State Road 56 about 600 feet west of its T-intersection with Graw Road. The call came in to the dispatching center at 7:55 a.m.
Joanna R. Thompson, 59, Salem, said she was driving east in her 2006 Buick LaCrosse when a vehicle almost pulled out in front of her from State Road 39. That caused her to swerve and slow down. When she did so, Thompson said she felt something hit the back of her car.
The second driver, Adrienne C. Snawder, 27, Scottsburg, had also been headed east following Thompson in a 1998 Ford Escort. She told Deputy Rudder she had rain on her eyeglasses. She took them off to wipe them and then she said the hood of her car flew up and smashed her windshield.
The mishap apparently caused her to lose control of the Escort and she struck the rear of Thompson’s car, causing up to $10,000 in property damage.
Thompson was injured, suffering pain in her shoulder and upper arm. The report did not indicate if medical attention was provided.
Scottsburg officers were sent to the State Road 56/I-65 interchange just before 12 noon on Tuesday, November 6, to assist at a two-vehicle accident at Honeyrun Parkway.
Lt. David Hardin and Major/Asst. Chief Richey Barton learned that Jacob A. Collins, 21, Scottsburg, had been in his 2001 Ford SE in the entrance of the Mariann Restaurant. Collins said he had been attempting a lefthand turn onto S.R. 56.
Because of a large, westbound truck, Collins said he did not see the 2000 Toyota 4Runner also coming west on S.R. 56. He pulled out and hit the 4Runner, which was driven by Phyllis Cowles, 71, Scottsburg.
Cowles was unhurt, but Collins experienced back pain. He was assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS and First Responders from the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Property damage was estimated at up to $10,000.