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Flurry of accidents keep responders occupied

Friday, May 7, 2010

County emergency response personnel have had a busy past couple of days while responding to four accidents starting late Thursday night.

Due to the ongoing accident investigations, authorities are withholding specific details and the names of individuals/victims involved at this time.

Around 10 p.m., Thursday, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay County Search and Rescue, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department and TransCare responded to the scene of a personal injury accident near the intersection of State Road 59 and County Road 800 North.

Traffic was rerouted around the area while the two-vehicle accident was cleared away.

The condition of at least one unidentified victim taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for medical treatment is unknown.

Meanwhile, a few minutes later, another accident was reported in a construction area on Murphy Avenue south of United States 40.

According to officials, an unidentified motorist struck a parked dump truck in the northbound lane. No injuries were reported during the incident.

On Friday, shortly after 9 a.m., an alleged witness reported an accident near the intersection of State Road 59 and CR 50 W, Clay City. The CCSD, Clay City Volunteer Fire Department and TransCare were dispatched to the single-vehicle accident scene.

Officials confirmed to The Brazil Times the driver of a vehicle apparently lost control while turning a corner, went off road into a couple of yards and hit a mailbox before hitting a tree. Although the tree fell on top of the vehicle, neither the driver nor a passenger was trapped. One patient, who was complaining of an eye injury and chest pain, was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

Around 1 p.m., Friday, the CCSD, CCSR, Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of US 40 and CR 225 W.

According to officials, an SUV and a passenger car collided in front of the automobile dealership. Although one person complained of arm pain, they refused medical treatment. No other injuries were reported at the scene.

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Emergency response personnel consist of many different agencies and professionals including: fire, EMS, police and hospital personnel. These people work tirelessly to keep us and our community safe from harm, and lend aid when unable to prevent injury. I worked as a paramedic for 16 years in the Wabash Valley, but retired from it several years ago. I hope that others will take the reins and get the training needed to continue protecting our citizens. I found a few websites that offer information about different degrees in the public safety area as well as nursing. Without these educated public servants we would be without law, order or medical attention. Thanks to all of you who serve the public. Hopefully these links will provide someone with the information that helps them to pursue a career like yours. I can say from my 16 years experience that it can be a very fulfilling job. http://www.publicsafetydegrees.com/


-- Posted by olmedic on Sun, May 9, 2010, at 3:20 PM

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