Shortly before 11 a.m., Monday, members of the Brazil City Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to two-vehicle accident scene at the corner of Manatee Street and United States 40.
According to officials, several witnesses reported a black Toyota Tacoma truck attempted to change lanes as it left a nearby parking lot to turn into westbound traffic in front of an oncoming red car. When the truck struck the red 2002 Dodge Avenger, the rear of the car hit a curb, causing the car to flip over and land in the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant's parking lot at 818 East National Ave.
When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, James Bratcher II, 39, Brazil, was conscious, alert and had apparently crawled out of the wreckage. Sustaining lacerations to his head and shoulders, Bratcher was taken by TransCare Ambulance to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for treatment.
The driver of the truck, David Figg, 23, Freedom, Ind., reported no injuries and was released at the scene.
Officials confirmed the damage to the Dodge Avenger was apparently enough to total it, while no damage reports were available for the Toyota truck.
No citations have been issued in the case at this time due to the ongoing investigation.