[Nameplate] Fog ~ 70°F  
High: 81°F ~ Low: 54°F
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Late night accident leaves three injured

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An accident occurred late Monday evening on U.S. 231 S. as a driver of a white GMC Safari van passed out behind the wheel due to a medical issue and drove through a fence, which eventually landed him in the side of an apartment complex. The driver of the van was Ron Dorsett who was traveling with his wife Linda. The apartment in which the van ended up, belonges to their son Brad Dorsett. Both Brad and Linda were transported to the Putnam County Hospital along with roommate Danny Barman with minor injuries. The Sheriff's Department, Greencastle Fire Department, Operation Life and Duke Energy responded to the call at 357 E. County Road 300 South (Jones Road), which came in at 9:36 p.m. Sgt. Jon Chadd was the investigating officer on scene. Deputy Phillip Troyer, Deputy Terry Smith and Sheriff Steve Fenwick aided Chadd.

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 bannergraphic.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.

No, Ron and Linda were transported to the hospital along with Danny Barman. Poor report on this accident. Claim was that Ron passed out while traveling at a high rate of speed on 231. Vering off and hitting a concrete light post and barrelling thru the white fence. Then increasing speed across and open field finally hitting the electrical transformer, and then entering the apartment of his son throwing appliances and furniture injuring Dan Barman. Linda claimed to try to shut the van off but when yelling at Ron he increased in speed instead. Power was lost to all 4 apartments and wasn't restored until Tuesday afternoon.

-- Posted by BTruth1958 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 12:17 AM

And also the accident happened at 9:30pm not late nite!

-- Posted by BTruth1958 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 12:20 AM

Linda shouldn't have yelled at Ron,she spooked him...

-- Posted by kubotafan on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 4:46 AM

I love that the banner graphic gets all the stories wrong and misspells everything .....its so funny...

-- Posted by mykegeegee on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 8:52 AM

If you could do so better than the Banner-Graphic why aren't you? The Banner-Graqphic gets information from official reports. Are you perfect in your job...if you have one.

-- Posted by Wait a minute on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 10:34 AM

We all saw the girl from the Banner Graphic, I would have expected that she would have gotten the info correctly. Yes we all live there but we got our info the same way she should have. It wasn't from an "official report" And yes I am perfect in my job!

-- Posted by BTruth1958 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 6:51 PM

When we were standing outside after the accident. We all saw the girl from the Banner Graphic show up to get the report. But I would have thought that she would have gotten her answers to what happened the same way we did. By talking to those directly involved. Yes we live there but she had the same chance to get "Correct answers".

Oh and yes I am perfect at my job.

-- Posted by BTruth1958 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 6:59 PM

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: