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Woman airlifted following accident

Monday, August 27, 2007

A vehicle accident early Sunday morning resulted in an unidentified woman being airlifted to Methodist Hospital.
Apparently a distraction, not speed, was a factor in an early Sunday morning accident that caused a Brazil woman to be airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital. Authorities are not releasing the identity of the female driver due to a pending investigation.

Shortly after 7 a.m., members of the Clay County Sheriff's Dept., Clay County Search and Rescue and Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Dept. to an area along State Road 59 just north of County Road 500 North.

According to an accident report filed by Deputy James Switzer, an unidentified Brazil woman became distracted and drove off the road. The woman traveled approximately 99 feet trying to correct the error, then, when she over corrected and left the road on the opposite side. Her vehicle became airborne, flipping end over end as it tumbled down an embankment until it became lodged against a tree.

Officials estimated the amount of damages caused by the accident to be in the area of $10,000-$25,000.

Due to the driver being extracted from the vehicle by emergency personnel, it is unknown if the woman was wearing a seatbelt during the accident. Suffering from a broken shoulder and other various injuries, Switzer said the woman was taken to Methodist Hospital. No further information is known about her condition at press time.

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