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Rollover crash on U.S. 40 injures mother and infant

Monday, April 23, 2012

MOUNT MERIDIAN -- A one-vehicle rollover accident Monday morning on U.S. 40 near the Putnam-Hendricks county line sent a Plainfield woman and her young son to the hospital.

Indiana State Police troopers and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to U.S. 40 at County Road 825 East, approximately 2.5 miles east of Mount Meridian, at 8:16 a.m. Monday.

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Preliminary investigation by Trooper Adam Edwards indicated a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Kelsea Shircliff, 20, Plainfield, was westbound on U.S. 40 and for an unknown reason veered off the right side of the roadway.

The vehicle rolled over four times before coming to rest on its top.

Prior to arrival of emergency crews, Shircliff was able to undo the car's restraint system and free herself from the wreckage. She then extricated her eight-month-old son from his restraint system, a child safety seat that had been properly placed in the rear seating area of the car.

The mother and son were transported by Putnam County EMS to Hendricks Regional Health for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Kelsea Shircliff was treated for abrasions and neck pain, while infant son Ryan was treated for contusions and abrasions.

Trooper Edwards was assisted at the accident scene by ISP Major Brad Scully, the Jefferson Township Fire Department and Putnam County EMS.


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Amazing story of how car seats are suppose to help avoid injury when used correctly and in the correct place in a vehicle. Hope the mother knows to replace the seat now.

-- Posted by small town girl on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 12:50 PM

slow down

-- Posted by tc2645 on Tue, Apr 24, 2012, at 4:05 PM


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