|Three local drivers injured in two local crashes investigated by departments|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:07|
Three drivers involved in two recent accidents that occurred on a county road and in Scottsburg were listed as injured by investigating departments.
Deputy Jack Sanders of the Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the vicinity of the intersection of Slab and Marshfield Roads at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 6.
He found an injured driver, Pearlie J. Campbell, 62, of Austin, with her car, a 1998 Honda Passport, in the bottom of a roadside ditch.
Campbell advised that she had been driving south on Slab Rd. when the car veered right. Her tires went off the road, causing the car to drive into the ditch line.
It struck a utility pole.
The woman was transported by Scott County EMS to Scott Memorial Hospital for evaluation after she complained of head and neck pain.
Property damage was estimated at up to $2,500 by the officer.
On Friday, July 12, Sgt. Steve Herald was assisted at the scene of an accident involving two cars by Deputies Joe Johnson and James Shelton.
Sgt. Herald was dispatched to State Road 56 West at Willowshore Drive, where he found two damaged cars, a 2011 Chevy Malibu and a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. Drivers were identified as Sylvia Goines, 49, Scottsburg, and Faith A. Riley, 31, Scottsburg.
Goines told the officer that she had stopped at the T intersection of Willowshore Drive and S.R. 56 before proceeding onto the highway. She said the Grand Prix came over a small hill and struck her car in the front driver’s side as she was accessing the road.
Sgt. Herald noted that the collision had occurred at the bottom of two small hills.
The crash caused Riley’s car to head into the on-coming lane of traffic before it finally stopped about 225 feet from the point of the impact.
Both women suffered elbow/lower arm pain. Assistance from emergency medical technicians was not indicated on the officer’s report.
Property damage was estimated at up to $25,000.