SUBJECT: Eight Vehicles Involved in Crash at USI
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-079
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Wednesday, December 02, 2015 at 1:53am the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and USI Public Safety responded to a report of a vehicle crash at the University of Southern Indiana.
An elderly female had been driving a red 2015 Toyota Camry on the south side of the campus before crashing into a line of parked cars. The driver reported to the investigating sheriff’s deputies that she had become disoriented prior to the crash.
The Camry struck a 2014 Ford Escape SUV that was parked in a parking lot off Rochelle Lane. The impact pushed the Escape into a parked 2005 Honda Civic. The Civic was subsequently pushed into a light pole as well as a parked 2001 Ford Escape SUV. The light pole then fell and struck a parked 2010 Ford Edge SUV, a 2006 Hyundai Elantra, a 2013 Kia Forte and a 2008 Toyota Corolla.
The driver of the Camry was transported to the hospital after complaining of pain in her chest. Alcohol or other intoxicants are not believed to have been a factor in the crash. Foggy weather, excessive speed and the driver’s pre-existing medical condition were noted in the report as contributing factors.