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Downtown Crash

Monday, June 22, 2009

Emergency responders help Daniel Hagen, 30, of Fillmore from his vehicle after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jackson and Washington streets in Greencastle Monday. Hagen was transported via ambulance to Putnam County Hospital. The other driver involved in the crash, 74-year-old Dean Schlatter of Greencastle, refused medical treatment. The accident happened just after 11 a.m.

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So much for patient privacy....

-- Posted by jorge on Mon, Jun 22, 2009, at 10:39 PM

jorge, you're somewhat correct. However, this photo is not in violation of HIPPA. The media can do whatever they want to with their pictures, it's their call. The Banner actually did a story on a similar photo that the readers thought was unnecessary. As for "whatcha", the half bald guy. He's the paramedic on the scene, he's been in EMS for 30 years. TRUST ME, that man knows what he's doing. And yes, considering the patient is alert and not suffering any airway compromise, or any heavy bleeding, the only reason he's in a collar is because the nature of the accident. EMT's ALWAYS use a collar when even a slight chance of head/neck injury is suspected.

-- Posted by bddrummer on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 7:39 AM

Whatcha: Could you please explain to everyone what the :proper" and "safe" ways to backboard a person are? I am just curious.

-- Posted by Palimino on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 8:24 AM

I never stated the photo was in violation of HIPAA ... The banner isn't an entity bound by those standards as they are not a health care provider or insurance carrier. The Banner is however a media outlet that has to make daily decisions based upon their ethical, moral, and editorial standards. I guess if it bleeds, it leads....

-- Posted by jorge on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 11:02 AM

I hate to see anyone in an accident. Has anyone heard of an motorcycle accident in front of Wal Mart this weekend. I have seen nothing in the Banner aboout it.

-- Posted by tjchopper on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 4:24 PM

The young man from the motorcycle accident that happened in front of Wal-mart is in Wishard in an induced coma - I have not heard any updates recently.

-- Posted by BGreader on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 5:53 PM

I would also like to know the condition of Monty Beaman (the man from the motorcycle accident). My family has known him and his family for a long time. I have not heard anything other than he was in critical condition. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and to his children.

-- Posted by putnammom on Wed, Jun 24, 2009, at 12:30 AM

Monty is still in serious condition at Wishard. He tried to raise his head and open his eyes yesterday. His daughter is at his side.

-- Posted by townielove on Wed, Jun 24, 2009, at 10:29 AM

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