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Accidents keep personnel busy Monday

Monday, July 18, 2011

A pair of accidents kept emergency response personnel busy Monday afternoon.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., Clay County Sheriff's Department officials were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on State Road 59, near the Clay-Parke line.

CCSD Sgt. Jason Frazier told The Brazil Times a Parke County Highway Department vehicle, driven by Allen Harney, 49, was traveling southbound on SR 59 when a Mercury Sable, which was traveling west on County Road 1500 North, failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of the highway vehicle.

The driver of the Sable, Courtney Lash, 29, Brazil, became entrapped in the vehicle and extrication measures had to be taken. The vehicle was totaled in the accident.

Frazier said TransCare stabilized Lash, who was later transported by AirEvac to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, for undisclosed injuries.

Harney reported no injuries, and the highway vehicle sustained minor damage.

The scene was cleared at approximately 3:30 p.m., and assisting were Clay County Search and Rescue, the Brazil City Fire Department, Parke County Sheriff's Department, Van Buren, Dick Johnson and Bellmore volunteer fire departments.

Meanwhile, the Brazil City Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of United States 40 and Washington Street.

Details for the accident are limited due to the ongoing investigation, but apparently a Mitsubishi Eclipse rear-ended a Nissan Frontier.

The accident forced the backup of traffic in the eastbound lane of United States 40 in Brazil for approximately a half-hour.

The driver of the Eclipse was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for undisclosed injuries, and no injuries were reported by the driver of the Frontier.

Due to the investigation, names are being withheld by officials at this time.

Clay County Search and Rescue provided assistance at the scene and the Eclipse, which suffered major front-end damage, was towed away by Poor Boys Towing.

This article will be updated when more information becomes available.


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It amazes me the number of vehicles I see that roll through or barely slow down for stop signs!

Please people! Obey the road signs!

Hope everyone heals from their injuries and pays closer attention while driving.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 10:40 AM

****To the auto owners whose cars are being towed and stowed at Poor Boys.......get all your stuff out of your vehicle if it's worth anything. They will rape your vehicle and take whatever they want out of it and then deny it!****

Prayers to the injured for a speedy recovery.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 10:51 AM

I agree , with the lady about the vehicle owners paying closer attention to the signs and the lights. Cause there are just too many accidents.. I was almost a witness to one on forest /59 and pinkley just the other day the lady had the light and the right away and this guy pulled right out in front of her. All you could hear was the breaks the lady gets out and ask the guy if he's ok , and goes around to make sure there is no damage to her vehicle... Please people pay closer attention to the signs , and lights and your speed to many people lose their lifes over something that normally can be prevented... I have lived here since 2009 and I've seen 4 accidents . And another one that involved a light pole .. she took out a light pole as

With her vehicle trying to advoid a cat .... Near my home.. please relook at the signs and lights and do the right thing obey them..

-- Posted by M.Marsh on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 1:06 PM

How is Courtney Lash doing?We are thinking and praying for her.

-- Posted by Paper Planes on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 5:08 PM

Six hours later on 59 and pinkley there was a hit and run..the truck has minor damage. Car drove away quickly. Why ? Didn't even ask if the driver of the truck if he was ok. People like this don't need a vehicle... I'm sorry but its the truth.

-- Posted by M.Marsh on Tue, Jul 19, 2011, at 7:06 PM


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