Officials recently released information about a Brazil man struck by a vehicle while riding a lawnmower July 19.
According to information from the Brazil Police Department, emergency personnel were dispatched to a personal injury accident involving a truck pulling a trailer and a lawnmower in an area near the intersection of Compton and Sherman streets shortly after 5 p.m.
As Derek Nevins, 30, Brazil, was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for medical treatment, members of BPD investigated the accident scene. AirEvac later airlifted Nevins to Indianapolis Wishard Hospital for treatment of extensive injuries to his head, chest, lower abdomen and left leg.
No further information is available about Nevins condition.
Cooperating with the investigation, James Keen Jr., 60, Brazil, told Det. Clint McQueen and Patrolman Jeff Bucklin he never saw Nevins on a riding lawnmower while driving southbound on Sherman Street, but heard what sounded like a collision and stopped.
When he looked back, Keen said he saw a man laying in the roadway and a riding lawnmower in the grass just to the west of the man. The lawnmower was heavily damaged on the left side and had black tire markings on the left side and front hood.
Both vehicles remained in place while officials investigated the grass lot Nevins was mowing before the accident. Tire markings showed a curve where Nevins had been mowing.
Although a nearby neighbor confirmed Nevins had been mowing the lot, they did not witness the accident.
McQueen concluded the accident investigation was "unable to determine the exact cause and factors of the crash" and it would be unreasonable to establish "fault" based on all evidence observed at the crash scene.