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Hit-and-run accident being investigated

Friday, July 30, 2010

Officials are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle that occurred Thursday night.

According to information provided by Brazil City Police Chief Larry Pierce, the accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m., on a section of United States 40 near the entrance to Subway, 1109 East National Ave., Brazil.

Although some details are limited and the names of individuals are being withheld due to the pending investigation, Pierce told The Brazil Times Patrolman Robert VanBuren was at the scene.

According to witnesses, the driver of the motorcycle attempted to pass a vehicle which was stopped in the westbound turning lane while waiting to turn into the entranceway near Subway and instead hit another vehicle in the driving lane.

Apparently, for unknown reasons, the driver of the vehicle that was hit left the scene briefly before returning to the police station to talk with authorities.

Due to the force of the impact during the crash, the driver of the motorcycle was ejected into the eastbound lane of US 40. Initially taken to St, Vincent Clay Hospital, the motorcycle driver was later transported to Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, for treatment. No further information is available.



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