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Pedestrian struck by vehicle

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A pedestrian was sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times dispatchers at the Clay County Justice Center received a call at about 5:30 a.m., regarding a woman staggering along State Road 42, approximately one-half mile west of County Road 200 East.

While deputies were en route to the scene, a 911 call was received stating the woman had been hit by a vehicle and was bleeding profusely from the head.

"Apparently, the side view mirror of the vehicle hit the woman in the back of the head," Heaton said. "Upon arriving on the scene, the woman was up and walking around."

Heaton added the driver of the vehicle, Matthew R. Treash, 28, remained at the scene of the accident, and a breathalyzer was administered on the woman, Amber N. Cobb, 27, which found her blood alcohol level to be .18.

Cobb was transported by AirEvac to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, for treatment on her injuries.

Heaton said separate investigations are still being conducted on the accident, as well as the potential for public intoxication charges.

Also assisting at the accident scene were TransCare and Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

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I just don't understand the whole "sh*tfaced drunk" people think they need to be in, in order to enjoy themselves or alcohol.

Thank goodness no one else was hurt. Thank you, Mr. Treash, for staying with this female until help arrived.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Jul 22, 2011, at 1:52 PM

It took the young man to have the courage to stay with the young lady. The young lady should of either stayed home to drink or called for a ride. This accident might not of even happened...

-- Posted by M.Marsh on Fri, Jul 22, 2011, at 7:36 PM

Thank you for your comments, it all scared me really bad! I wouldn't of even thought of leaving that girl!! I'm the type of person to stop and help somebody in need and your comments really meant something to me, thank you!!

-- Posted by M.Treash on Sun, Jul 24, 2011, at 7:57 PM

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