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Area man flips truck on way home

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Rosedale man going home after work was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital after a single vehicle accident Wednesday evening. Ivy Jackson Photo.
A Rosedale man was taken to the hospital after a single vehicle accident on County Road 1200 North Wednesday evening.

Shortly after 6 p.m., members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and Dick Johnson Township Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the accident scene, a quarter mile east of CR 300 W.

While investigating the accident, officials closed down a portion of CR 1200 N between CR 300 W to 200 W.

According to information provided to The Brazil Times by Sgt. Dan Best and Deputy Josh Krause, Josh Craft was driving his 1992 Sonoma pickup home when his phone rang.

"Craft said he reached for his phone before losing control of his vehicle," Krause said. "Craft said he was also wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident."

Craft apparently left the roadway, traveling along the north ditch more than 50 feet before he was able to get back on the road, but he overcorrected.

Craft's truck left the road a second time on the north side, traveled approximatly 30 feet before striking a telephone pole, causing his vehicle to stand up on the front end, pirouette and bounce before crashing down on its top in the road.

Emergency personnel had to remove Craft from the vehicle for medical treatment.

Best said Craft was conscious and alert when he was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by TransCare complaining of back and head injuries.

It is unclear if speed was a factor in the accident, which officials are continuing to investigate.

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