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Injuries occur in separate accidents

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Brazil City Fire Department Firefighter Shane Zurcher sweeps up shards of a broken back winshield cause by an accident which occurred just before 2 p.m., Wednesday, near the intersection of Jackson Street and State Road 59. Jason Jacobs Photo. [Order this photo]
A Clay County resident was injured in an early morning head-on collision, while a Brazil resident sustained minor injuries in a rear-end collision Wednesday afternoon.

Around 7:30 a.m., members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Cory Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue responded to a head-on collision involving two pick-up trucks near the intersection of County Road 525 West and CR 200 S.

According to information made available to The Brazil Times by Deputy Casey Judge, one of the drivers said a possible mechanical failure caused the steering of their vehicle to malfunction. The driver was then allegedly unable to control the truck as it crossed the center lane and hit an oncoming truck.

Officials believe both trucks were totaled during the collision.

While one driver didn't report any injuries to TransCare officials at the scene, AirEvac transported the second driver to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. Further details were not available about the second driver's condition.

The names of both drivers are being withheld pending notification of the family of the victim and the ongoing investigation.

Around 2 p.m., members of the Brazil City Police Department investigated an accident that occurred at the intersection of Jackson Street and State Road 59.

Traffic was rerouted from the area while members of the BCPD, Brazil City Fire Department, Clay County Sheriff's Department, TransCare and Clay County Search and Rescue helped the drivers of the two vehicles involved.

According to Sgt. Dennis Archer, Lisa Wilson and Jason Clark, both from Brazil, were waiting on the traffic signal in the westbound lane on Jackson Street. When the light changed green, Wilson apparently moved but had to stop again. Clark reported he saw her vehicle move, but briefly looked away from the road for a moment and accidentally hit, causing minor damage including a broken back windshield, to Wilson's vehicle.

Complaining of back and neck pain, Wilson was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment and later released.

Clark did not report any injuries to authorities.

Archer said no citations would be issued to either driver because of the accident.

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