Freezing drizzle causes several wrecks

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The freezing drizzle that came through Putnam County Tuesday evening made roads dangerous for motorists and cause a number of accidents on highways and county roads around the area.

County 911 dispatcher Anthony Buis said there had been at least six accidents on I-70, with a number of the victims having been transported to the hospital.

There were also a pair of accidents on U.S. 40, one of which was quite serious.

Fillmore Fire Chief Mike Davies reported that a pickup truck from an asphalt company out of Anderson hit ice on the highway, lost control of the vehicle, and rolled a number of times.

The truck's cab was partially caved in and all of the windows but the driver's side had been broken.

The driver had numerous cuts to the back of his head and was reporting severe pain in his left shoulder.

Responders from Fillmore Fire Department as well as Jefferson Township Fire Department got the man out of the vehicle and onto a backboard.

An ambulance from Hazelwood in Hendricks County was the first available and transported the victim to the hospital.

Putnam County Deputy Ronnie Campbell also responded to the crash.

Dispatch reported a number of other incidents, but most were minor slideoffs.

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  • Our local towns especially Bainbridge has done next to nothing to make the roads safer. Where is the salt that is needed to make the local roads not slick? Is it going to take someone to die before action is taken? You can't put a price on someones life. We get raped on taxes and we can't afford salt! Get off your lazy butts and figure it out!

    -- Posted by 1stamendrights on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 4:03 PM
  • one would think that once they started seeing a car or two in the ditch that one would slow down, however people just keep cruising along thinkin it wont happen to them......slow down pay attention and take your time, cant blame the county an towns for peoples reckless driving.

    -- Posted by justmoveonwillya on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 5:25 PM
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