SUBJECT: West Side Crash Sends Three Motorists to Hospital
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-006
CONTACT: Col. Noah Robinson / Sgt. Erik Nilssen
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
A crash on Hogue Road in western Vanderburgh County sent three motorists to the hospital this afternoon.
On Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 1:56pm, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6700-block of Hogue Rd for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Responding deputies were advised that a silver 2000 Honda Civic and a silver 2014 Subaru Outback were involved in a head-on collision which had resulted in numerous injured motorists.
Upon arriving on scene, deputies observed the two occupants of the Honda Civic laying in the yard of a nearby residence. Both complained of severe back and neck pain. The driver of the Subaru Outback was still seated in the vehicle and complained of chest, arm and leg pain. While waiting for medical personnel to arrive, the driver of the Subaru Outback lost consciousness. All three occupants were transported to local hospitals by ambulance for treatment of their injuries. The driver of the Subaru Outback remains in stable condition at Deaconess Midtown Hospital after being rushed to surgery. The occupants of the Honda Civic were treated and released.
On scene investigation and witness accounts indicated that the Honda Civic was traveling east and the Subaru Outback was traveling west prior to the crash. The Honda Civic crossed the center line, entering the lane of travel for the Subaru Outback, causing a head-on collision. Both vehicles had heavy front end damage with air bag deployment.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the driver of the Subaru Outback consented to a post-crash blood draw. The driver of the Honda Civic refused to submit to a chemical test. A search warrant was applied for and granted for the post-crash blood draw. The crash will remain under investigation pending toxicology results.
The crash resulted in the temporary closure of Hogue Rd, between Boehne Camp Rd and Williams Road, for nearly two and a half hours.
Pictured above: Crash scene on Hogue Road.