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Accident sends one to hospital

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chad Posey, Poland, lost control of his vehicle on State Road 42, striking a utility pole and flipping the vehicle. Posey was flown to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, due to a broken leg and possible other injuries. [Order this photo]
A one-vehicle accident on State Road 42 Wednesday morning led to one man being flown to Methodist Hospital.

According to officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Chad Posey, 27, Poland, was traveling westbound on SR 42 and lost control of his vehicle.

His car slid off the roadway, striking a utility pole on the driver side door and snapping it, causing power lines to fall.

The car flipped over, and Posey was pinned inside.

Poland Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and Jackson Township Fire Department responded to the scene and removed Posey from the vehicle.

He was flown by Air Evac to Methodist Hospital.

At the time of the accident, officials report Posey had a broken leg and lacerations, but was conscious.

They were unaware whether he had any internal injuries.

His current condition was unavailable at press time.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Those responding to the accident included: Clay County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police, TransCare, Poland Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue, Air Evac and Jackson Township Fire Department, as well as Duke Energy to turn off the power.

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I do not know Mr. Posey, but I wish him a full and speedy recovery and rehab of his leg.

-- Posted by wands on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 9:53 AM

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