DATE: Monday, September 05, 2016
SUBJECT: Two Crashes Hospitalize Three this Labor Day
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-070
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
Two separate crashes sent three individuals to the hospital with serious injuries this Labor Day.
On Monday, September 05, 2016 at 3:11pm the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an overturned golf cart on McDowell Road north of Strueh Hendricks Road. Upon arrival sheriff’s deputies found two teenagers with serious injuries.
Evidence observed at the scene along with statements taken from the involved parties indicated that a blue 2015 Star golf cart had been traveling south on McDowell Road prior to rolling over. The 17-year-old driver lost control while traveling down a hill and the golf cart overturned in the roadway and then skidded onto the shoulder. The driver sustained a serious injury to her foot, which became entrapped underneath the golf cart during the roll over. A 19-year-old passenger sustained a serious head wound and abrasions. Two other passengers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, while a fifth passenger escaped injury.
While golf carts are not permitted on Vanderburgh County roadways, the driver of any type of vehicle involved in a crash that causes serious bodily injury is required by law to submit to a chemical test for intoxication. While intoxicants are not suspected to be a factor in this crash, the case will remain open pending test results.
At 6:16 pm the Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on Wimberg Road near Dundee Drive. A blue Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck had been traveling east on Wimberg Road before driving onto the shoulder, re-entering the roadway and crossing the center line and then entering a ditch along the opposite side of the roadway.
The driver, 67-year-old David Alan North of Evansville, sustained a head wound and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Alcohol was confirmed to have been a factor in the crash, which will remain under investigation pending test results.
Pictured above: Crash scene on McDowell Road.
Pictured above: Crash scene on Wimberg Road.