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Accident shuts down portion of state road

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Officials investigate a three-vehicle accident that closed a portion of State Road 59 Thursday morning.
A portion of State Road 59 was closed Thursday morning as officials investigated a three-vehicle accident involving a state highway dump truck.

Although the Brazil City Police and Clay County Sheriff's departments initially responded to the scene, Indiana State Police officials investigated the accident that occurred near the intersection of State Road 59 and Ridge Street around 10 a.m.

According to information provided by ISP, David White, 56, Brazil, was traveling northbound on SR 59 when he hit a manhole cover in the road. He reported the traffic arrow board sign he was pulling on a trailer swayed, crossed the centerline and then struck an oncoming passenger car driven by Margaret Shaffer, 46, Staunton.

White then lost control of the dump truck, crossed the center line and struck an oncoming small pick-up truck driven by Ryan Coffman, Brazil, head on.

White sustained a laceration to his hand and Shaffer reported experiencing pain at the scene, but no further information is available.

Coffman was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment of a laceration to his head and a knee injury.

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Imagine that someone hitting a huge pot hole or something here in Brazil and losing control of a vehicle. That is just absurd on our fine and nice roads that we have around here.

-- Posted by time2growup on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 8:19 AM

"Shaffer reported experiencing pain at the scene"

Pain at the scene? Where exactly is that body part located? Did the "scene" require a bandage?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 8:44 AM

Geesh Lee Thall,

You having a slow day pulling the wings off bugs and have to log on here to have a little extra fun at another person's expense?

Maybe should apply to the paper for a reporter's job and we could read your incredibly written diatribes on what is wrong with humanity, especially those living in Clay County.

-- Posted by Cy on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:42 PM

And before you correct me Lee Thall (which I know you can't help but show your superiority and do so) I should have typed: Maybe YOU should apply to the paper!

I apologize for the typo! But hey, we're all prone to human mistakes now and then.

-- Posted by Cy on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 1:49 PM

Cy ~


-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 7:03 PM

"extra fun at another person's expense?"

Who's expense Cy?

Maybe you can explain where the body part "scene" is located? Care to enlighten us?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 8:36 PM

Oh hey Cy, you are the only one who is trying to show their superiority. Is it difficult to breath with your head in that sand or where ever it is?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, May 22, 2009, at 8:41 PM

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