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Collision outside fairgrounds sends 1 to PCH

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Plymouth van owned by Samantha Wallace of Van Bibber Lake awaits towing by Kenny's Wrecker Service Wednesday afternoon outside the Putnam County Fairgrounds on U.S. 231 North. Wallace was sent to Putnam County Hospital following the crash after she complained of back pain. Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
GREENCASTLE -- A two-vehicle collision just outside the Putnam County Fairgrounds on U.S. 231 North resulted in one woman being sent to Putnam County Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

The woman, Samantha Wallace of Van Bibber Lake, driving the Plymouth van suffered injuries from a deployed airbag after she struck the back of a stopped Blazer, driven by Jeffery Wehrman of Roachdale, who was stopped waiting to make a turn.

According to reports filed with the Indiana State Police Department's Putnamville Post, Wallace was driving down Waterworks Hill and did not see the signal of Jeffery Wehrman's vehicle, which was stopped and signaling to turn left to enter the fairgrounds.

By the time she saw the turn signal, Wallace told officers it was too late to stop in time to not hit Wehrman, ISP trooper Heath Kerns said.

Wallace was sent to PCH after she complained of back pain, Kerns said.

Members of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department worked with ISP to direct traffic coming in, out and past the fairgrounds.

The van was towed by Kenny's Wrecker Service a little after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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This is a very dangerous area during the fair. Traffic with vehicles and pedestrian is very heavy and accidents seem to be common during the fair. Sure seems like the County Sheriff and deputies could do a much better job at keeping the safety of the people. There has to be a better way to control that traffic.

-- Posted by betterpc on Thu, Jul 29, 2010, at 10:16 AM

Law enforcement does a great job of protecting the public at the entrance. When you have people that don't pay attention to the signs and flashing lights and still come through that area too fast or just not paying attention. There's not not chance anyone (including law enforcement) can do about that.

-- Posted by purple_heat on Thu, Jul 29, 2010, at 12:31 PM

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