|Four injured in wrecks occurring on local stretches of state roads in county|
|Written by George Browning|
|Tuesday, 27 November 2012 00:00|
Dodging a deer dashing onto State Road 356 resulted in one of three recent vehicular accidents that injured people.
On Monday, November 12, Anthony L. Miller, 19, Seymour, was driving a 2009 Pontiac Vibe around 7:30 p.m. east on S.R. 356 when a deer ran out onto the roadway.
The car was about 500 feet west of the highway’s intersection with State Road 3 when the incident occurred. Miller told Deputy Rex Herald later that he swerved to avoid the animal and ran off the right side of the road.
The small SUV struck a culvert, causing the vehicle to go airborne and then roll, striking a couple of trees and a fence before coming to rest.
Miller was using his seatbelt, and his airbag deployed, helping to protect him. He suffered minor bleeding and a possible knee/lower leg injury from the accident. Scott County EMS technicians assisted him at the scene.
Deputy Herald estimated property damage at up to $25,000 including the culvert, trees and fence, all of which were privately owned.
Deputy Shawn Mayer assisted him at the scene.
On Wednesday, November 14, deputies Rodney Rudder and Jeremy Arnold were dispatched to a wreck at State Road 256 and Bogardus Road. The incident was reported at 12:50 p.m.
Curtiss R. Grant, 65, Scottsburg, was driving south on Bogardus Rd., and he told officers he pulled out onto S.R. 256 because he did not see the 2010 Chevy Cobalt driven west by Donald L. Adams, 33, Milton, Ky.
Grant’s 2007 Buick Lacrosse was struck on the driver’s side. Both drivers were using their seatbelts, but both reported chest pain and were assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS technicians.
Property damage was estimated at up to $5,000.
The last in this most recent series of injury accidents occurred early Sunday morning, November 25, just outside Blocher on State Road 3 about 1,000 feet north of its intersection with S.R. 56 East.
Brandon L. Sebastian, 27, Lexington, was driving a 1994 Chevy south on S.R. 3 around 1:15 a.m. when a deer ran out in front of the car. Sebastian swerved and then over-corrected his steering as he tried to avoid the animal. The car ran off the road, striking a mailbox on the west side.
It continued its journey, ejecting Sebastian as it went across the road, slid over an embankment and knocked down several panels of privacy fence on the road’s east side.
Sebastian was found at the scene by Deputy James Shelton and Reserve Deputies Jac Sanders and Garran Barger. He suffered a incapacitating neck injury, according to the officer’s report and was assisted by Scott County EMS, which transported him to Scott Memorial Hospital.
Property damage was estimated at up to $25,000 by Deputy Shelton.