Ambulance damaged in Wednesday evening crash

Thursday, June 6, 2019
A county-owned Operation Life ambulance and a pickup truck were both damaged in a crash Wednesday evening in Marion Township.
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FILLMORE A Putnam County Operation Life ambulance was damaged Wednesday evening when it collided with a pickup truck in Marion Township.

At 6:18 p.m., Spencer A. Stevens, 31, Crawfordsville, was southbound on County Road 750 East in the 2017 Dodge Ram ambulance.

Stevens told Putnam County Deputy Bobby Boyd he came to a complete stop at County Road 100 North. Stevens said he saw a pickup truck approaching from the east but believed it was a four-way stop so he proceeded into the intersection.

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Oather N. Duncan, 60, Greencastle, was westbound in the pickup. He told Boyd he saw the ambulance come to a stop before proceeding into the intersection. However, he could not avoid hitting the left front of the ambulance with the right front of the pickup.

After impact, both vehicles continued into a yard southwest of the intersection.

Both Stevens and his passenger, 29-year-old Eric Landrum of Jamestown, complained of minor pain and were transported to Hendricks Regional Hospital. Duncan was not injured and declined treatment.

Boyd estimated damage t $10,000-$25,000.

Both vehicles were towed.

Like other Operation Life vehicles, the ambulance is registered to the Putnam County Commissioners.

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  • I'm going to assume this will leave ONE ambulance to cover Putnam County.

    -- Posted by JJ88 on Fri, Jun 7, 2019, at 10:15 AM
  • This is a wide-open area with no sight obstructions. Why would the ambulance driver think it was a 4-way stop? Makes you wonder how safe a person is being transported by someone with such bad driving skills.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Fri, Jun 7, 2019, at 10:52 AM
  • Accidents happen.

    Glad everyone is doing ok.

    -- Posted by honeyswoodcreations on Fri, Jun 7, 2019, at 11:54 AM
  • So so sad. An accident happens and still such negative remarks. Unless you were in the driver's seat or witnessed the accident please keep your thoughts to yourself. Others do not care to read these comments. If this had been a fatality I'm sure you would post the same negative comments. An accident is an accident. Vent over.

    -- Posted by Nit on Fri, Jun 7, 2019, at 8:50 PM
  • Has anyone noticed the nice whether this week. Glad noone died in the crash. Sometimes we all make human errors and not one of us are perfect. Just the other day I almost ran off the road because I was daydreaming. Does this make me a bad driver Ben Dover? If it does I'd be happy if you could give me some of your driving skill advice so I can be as perfect as you. Did anyone notice it's raining now. There went the nice day.

    -- Posted by Peterpan44 on Wed, Jun 12, 2019, at 8:44 PM
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