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.