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Area officials face busy weekend of accidents, fires

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Emergency response personnel were kept busy for the second weekend in a row.

Around 7:30 p.m., Friday, both lanes of traffic were temporarily closed Interstate-70 when members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Jackson and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Departments, Clay County Search And Rescue and TransCare were dispatched to a single vehicle accident in the eastbound lane near the 27-mile marker.

Although the truck rolled several times before landing upright, the unidentified driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

Meanwhile, after 8 p.m., members of the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department and TransCare were busy trying to find an accident involving an all-terrain-vehicle. The person initially reporting the accident to 911 dispatchers was unable to give an exact location, but firefighters located the unidentified victim near the railroad grade in an area behind Metal Industries, 9687 N. Price St., Knightsville. Suffering from injuries that included possible broken bones, the victim was taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

On Saturday, around 1:30 p.m., a structure fire was reported on Public Road, in Coalmont, west of the Lewis Township Volunteer Fire Department. While Lewis responded, members of Clay City, Jasonville and Wright Township fire departments were dispatched to the scene for tanker assistance. Firefighters quickly got the fire under control and all departments were released a little more than an hour later.

Around 4:30 p.m., members of the Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of a large unattended fire in a field on the south side of State Road 46 near the Owen/Clay County line. No further information was available.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a semi and a farm truck/trailer were involved in an accident in an area near 12872 West CR 500 West, Jasonville. Traffic was slowed in the area until debris was removed approximately three hours later. The drivers of the two trucks were Matthew Sherman West, 19, and Norman Arthur Pilant, 30. Five unidentified victims were reported involved in the incident, but details about their injuries and further accident details were unavailable due to the ongoing investigation.

On Sunday, around 5:30 p.m., members of the Lewis Vol. Fire Dept. were dispatched to a fire report at 6616 W Coleson St., Coalmont. Although firefighters found two small sheds on fire when they arrived, they were able to get the fires under control quickly.

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There was almost another wreck earlier Friday. I was traveling west on 340 a couple of miles before the High School. A red pickup truck crossed the center line and I had to quickly swerve to avoid a head on collision. I hope this was not a young man on the cell phone or worse texting. This young man did not just come over a couple of inches it was more like a foot or two. Please kids stop playing around when you drive and pay attention. Whoever this young man was he about cost 3 people their lives.

-- Posted by localgal on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 8:26 AM


-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 11:46 AM

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