[The Brazil Times nameplate] Overcast ~ 60°F  
High: 64°F ~ Low: 48°F
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016

Two lifelined following accident

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Two Clay County residents were lifelined to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, late Friday evening following a single vehicle accident.

According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, sometime between 10:30-11 p.m., Friday, officials were dispatched to a location off State Road 42 for a single motorcycle accident.

"The motorcycle was apparently heading east on SR 42 and for whatever reason, lost control and went off the roadway," Heaton said.

Heaton said another vehicle was traveling behind the motorcycle from a distance. Witnesses said it appeared the motorcycle was "swaying" back and forth on the roadway before going off the road.

Heaton said the motorcycle struck a reflective post sign, a speed limit and then hit a utility pole.

"When they got up to where (the motorcycle) was, they found it and it had already hit a utility pole," Heaton said.

The driver of the motorcycle, Gary Bunch, rural Clay County, and passenger, Debbie Bunch, were both thrown from the vehicle after hitting the utility pole, Heaton said.

Heaton added both were treated at the scene and then airlifted to Methodist.

The conditions of both were not known at press time.

Also assisting at the scene were the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, The Center Point Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue, TransCare, Lifeline and AirEvac.

Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

Why are people on here such smart aleks! WHO CARES!!!!!

-- Posted by clgruener on Mon, Jul 25, 2011, at 6:09 AM

whymelord....Are you seriously that bored that you need to proof read and show your ignorance? How about worring about the people involved and not the grammar in the stories?

-- Posted by dude1 on Mon, Jul 25, 2011, at 7:08 AM

Dude, this newspaper is supposedly written by professionals. Spotting errors is not showing ignorance. You saying it is, is showing your ignorance. But then you and clgruener probably never notice the mistakes. BTW, "who cares" is a question---> ?

-- Posted by BWare on Mon, Jul 25, 2011, at 8:52 AM

Yes-the people who write for the paper are professionals, but you miss the point of the newspaper online. Most of the time, they are writing quickly especially when it involves a breaking news story, such as this-they are human and bound to make some errors. YOU should write for the paper-whymelord and BWare. And then we can point out all of YOUR errors. Hope those involved in the wreck recover well and quickly! Happy day!

-- Posted by millertime on Mon, Jul 25, 2011, at 9:04 AM

Prayers are with Gary and Debbie! Thank you to all involved with the care and treatment of these 2. Prayers with you and your families also.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Jul 25, 2011, at 10:47 AM

Miller, I don't write for the paper, do not get paid by the paper, do not pretend to be a journalist, or a professional writer. The writers of these columns are & therefore should not be constantly making mistakes. Also they can use a thing called spell check. And unless you work for the paper, you have no idea what deadline they are up against. If this is the attitude you have with your job, that mistakes are ok if you're in a hurry, you should be fired.

-- Posted by BWare on Mon, Jul 25, 2011, at 3:17 PM