|?Moped driver, passenger in car injured in wrecks|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:00|
? ? The driver of a moped and a passenger in a car were among those injured in recent accidents in Scottsburg.
Records released by the Scottsburg Police Department related that the first injury mishap occurred on Tuesday, December 9, on Allen Street shortly after 5 p.m.
Joseph N. Campbell, 22, Scottsburg, told Sgt. Brian Hall of the Scottsburg Police Department that he had just turned west onto Allen Street from an access road to the Chase Bank parking lot when he saw an eastbound moped heading at him. Campbell said he tried to pull off the road to avoid the moped, but his 1999 Chrysler LHS was struck by the moped as it continued eastward left of the center of the road.
The collision sent the driver of the moped, Ronald L. Broadus, 36, Scottsburg, onto the hood and windshield of the Chrysler. Broadus allegedly suffered a deep wound to the upper portion of his left leg and he also experienced facial and head injuries. He was transported by Scott County EMS to University of Louisville Hospital.
Broadus has reportedly already been released from the hospital and is convalescing at home.
Property damage caused by the accident was estimated by the officer to total at least $5,000.
Sgt. Joe Nicholson assisted Sgt. Hall at the accident scene.
A second injury accident happened on U.S. Highway 31 200 feet north of Woodland Street on Saturday, December 13, shortly after 5:30 p.m.
Etta J. Hounshell told Sgt. Brian Hall that she was northbound on U.S. 31 and started turning across southbound lanes to enter the Jay C Food Store parking lot. She said she saw a vehicle coming south toward her but that she thought it too was going to turn into the grocery store lot.
She said she struck the vehicle, driven by Lisa A. Dean, Austin. Dean told the officer that she saw Hounshell’s Buick LeSabre and swerved, striking the roadside curb and blowing the front passenger tire. She too said Hounshell hit her car.
Damage was listed at up to $1,000.
Dean’s passenger, Harrison Colwell, 39, Seymour, was listed with pain in his knee/lower leg/foot following the collision. He was treated by Scott County EMS technicians.
Sgt. Hall was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Nicholson and Deputy Joe Johnson of the Sheriff’s Department.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 14:26|