An injury accident that occurred on Tuesday, November 8, on State Road 3 and Bittersweet Lane in Lexington Township drew emergency personnel to the scene.
Deputies Shawn Mayer, Joe Johnson and Rodney Rudder were dispatched to the site just after 4:30 p.m.
Driver Shelly M. Elam, 30, Blocher, was in no shape to give a statement to Deputy Mayer, but her passenger, Michael Miller, also of Blocher, told the officer that the couple had been arguing before the 2000 Toyota Corolla went off the road, entering a ditch line. The car struck an embankment as well as road signs, a guide wire and a brick column for a privately-owned mailbox.
Miller said neither he nor Elam were wearing seatbelts at the time of the wreck. Elam was thrown from the car and suffered multiple injuries. She was stabilized at the scene by Scott County EMS personnel and then transported to Scott Memorial Hospital.
According to the accident report, Elam was to be cited for two infractions and three misdemeanor offenses in connection with the accident.
Property damage was estimated at up to $10,000.
On Wednesday, November 9, Scottsburg Sgt. Rodney Watts and Deputies Joe Guarneri and Rex Herald were called to the scene of an accident on State Road 56 West about 150 feet north of Park Drive just before 4:30 p.m.
From what Sgt. Watts gathered, 17-year-old Hannah J. Shouse, Underwood, was attempting to enter S.R. 56 from a church access road and travel west. She said a motorist in a lane of backed-up eastbound traffic waved her out, but as she entered the left lane, a 2010 Dodge Caliber being driven east by Brenda J. Singleton, 66, Crothersville, struck her 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Shouse suffered head pain, and Singleton experienced pain in her knee/lower leg/foot. Both were treated by Scott County EMS technicians and Scottsburg First Responders.
The vehicles’ damage was estimated at up to $25,000 by Sgt. Watts.
Failure to yield to on-coming traffic was also a factor in the crash that occurred at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, on S.R. 56 200 feet west of the I-65 interchange.
In this accident, a 1995 Olds Silhouette driven by Linda S. Hammill, 64, Scottsburg reportedly entered S.R. 56 West from the access road to Hampton Inn and Suite. The car entered the westbound lanes and was struck by an on-coming 2013 Kia Soul driven by Nora L. Stacy, 50, Austin.
That impact caused the Olds to spin and enter the McDonald’s Restaurant entry road. Then, the car traveled backward onto S.R. 56 and struck a 2015 Toyota Highlander driven by Craig J. Jungemann, 62, Indianapolis.
Hammill was shaken by the accident and could not give Sgt. Brian Hall as statement. Information was received from both Stacy and Jungemann.
Scott County EMS technicians and Scottsburg First Responders went to the scene and assisted Stacy, who experienced unspecified pain. Hammill refused medical attention at the scene, the officer’s report stated.
Property damage was estimated at up to $25,000.