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Man lifelined

Sunday, July 19, 2009

An unidentified man was transported via AirEvac to Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, after being struck by a vehicle while on a lawnmower Sunday.

At approximately 5:13 p.m., officials were dispatched to an area near the corners of Compton and Sherman streets.

According to officials with the Brazil Police Department, the man on the lawnmower collided with another driver in a truck with a trailer attached to it.

The name of the driver in the other vehicle was also not identified.

Officials said the man on the lawnmower sustained head injuries and was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital before being lifelined to Wishard.

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my prayers go out to this man and his family but for this exact reason is why riding lawnmowers should NOT be allowed on tarffic streets what so ever. way to dangerous!

-- Posted by shanbilly on Sun, Jul 19, 2009, at 9:26 PM

Just so you know the man on the mower was mowing grass near the roadside! Feel bad for all parties involved, Very Unfortunate Accident....

-- Posted by computerdx on Sun, Jul 19, 2009, at 9:40 PM

For the record he was mowing on the side of the road. He wasnt riding in the road like most that you see driving down our streets. Which is why something needs to be done about.

-- Posted by wmc053175 on Mon, Jul 20, 2009, at 7:04 AM

I am a close friend of the family of the man that was driving this truck that hit the man on the mower. To alleviate any confusion, what truly happened was the man on the mower pulled out onto the street, from behind a tree, going fairly fast, and therefore pulled right out in front of the truck. Apparently there was no way for either one of them to stop. This is an extremely unfortunate accident, and both families are in my thoughts and prayers.

-- Posted by collectivesoul on Mon, Jul 20, 2009, at 8:58 AM

I am a neighbor in that area and was there yeaterday when that happened. The boy was mowing that lot like he does all the time. The driver admitted he was looking in the other direction to wave at someone when he hit him.The boy was not riding in the street.Allot of the neighbors spoke to police about that company and how fast they drive up and down Sherman street.As we have made complaints before, because of the area being heavy populated with children. The ironic thing is the accident happened right in front of the city's "SLOW" sign.My thoughts and prayers are with Derek and his family.

-- Posted by westsidemom on Mon, Jul 20, 2009, at 9:36 AM

I saw the man being loaded into the helicopter. What a tragic event. I will pray for both families.

-- Posted by sassypants on Mon, Jul 20, 2009, at 11:59 AM

Yeah, because I was pretty close to first on the scene and what learner22 is saying is not what the man driving the truck was saying to the police. Why did they take pictures of brainmatter from the front bumper?

-- Posted by houseofhate on Mon, Jul 20, 2009, at 4:46 PM

no anger here. brainmatter? you need to get a grip, and no I'm not the driver. I feel for the guy and his family. These things happen everyday in this society. Call it bad luck or chance, but bad things happen. I'm just saying to let the facts come out before commenting in a forum like this one and biasing other people's opinions.

-- Posted by leaner22 on Mon, Jul 20, 2009, at 6:42 PM

my prayers goes out to you all and your family's but my sister got killed by a speeder and he got nothing out of it she lost her life so i know how it fills to be there with your love one waiting not knowing but i hope that the boy lives and be ok so that Vicky and all the family dont have to go through what i di 2 years ago on thanks giving day god bless and again my prayers are with you.

-- Posted by pink on Mon, Jul 20, 2009, at 9:46 PM

Just to start by saying before one comments on a story they need to wait until the investigation has been done and facts have been brought forth by the authorities.Also the young man that is in indy fighting for his LIFE happens to be my cousin.Much Love,Prayers,and Family Support are with him during this traggic time!Believing in GOD for a MIRACLE!!!!

-- Posted by GodsGrace on Tue, Jul 21, 2009, at 8:28 PM

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