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I-70 rollover accident tops busy day for emergency responders

Friday, October 10, 2008

Officials compare notes during an investigation of a single-vehicle accident on Interstate-70 that sent a Noblesville man to the Putnam County Hospital. Ivy Jackson Photo.
Around 1 p.m., Friday, things got busy for Clay County emergency response personnel.

While some local emergency response personnel and Brazil City Police Department officers were helping to direct Bridge Festival traffic on the major roadways and members of Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department were working a property damage accident at North State Road 59 and County Road 1350 North, another accident occurred in the eastbound lane of Interstate-70, between the 25- and 26-mile markers.

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 the single-vehicle accident.

According to officials at the scene, the driver told officers the accident happened after reaching for something he dropped. He said the car was heading for the median on the north side of the eastbound lane. While trying to regain control of the car, he said it "began to fishtail out of control," left the south side of the road, hit a ditch and began to roll at least three to four times before the car landed right side up on its wheels approximately 40-50 feet from the road.

The unidentified Noblesville man was taken to Putnam County Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

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