Rushville Republican


April 12, 2013

Car strikes power pole

RUSHVILLE — A Shelbyville couple escape serious injury when their vehicle, a 2008 Buick Enclave, struck a Duke Energy pole at the intersection of U.S. 52 and Dover Drive shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday.

The driver, Sandra Fogle, 71, of Shelbyville, was westbound on the highway behind a Rushville Street Department trash truck driven by TomPaul Owens. After slowing and activating his turn signal prior to turning south on Dover Drive, Owens saw the Fogle vehicle pull into the eastbound lane in an attempt to pass him.

“I saw the SUV pull out. In an attempt to avoid a collision, I hit my brakes as the car passed me and went off the road and struck the pole,” Owens told investigating officer deputy Duane Raab of the Rush County Sheriff’s Department.

Street Department employee Mark Shepherd was standing on the back platform of the trash truck and had a very clear view of the impending collision.

“I thought we were going to be hit. I just held on tight and prayed for the best. At that point that was all I could do,” Shepherd said.

A witness to the accident, nearby resident Shane Gurley, saw nearly the same thing.

“She tried to turn and cut the trash truck off and had no place to go but leave the road and enter the ditch,” Gurley said.

The force of the collision severed the power pole and caused both front seat air bags to deploy in the Buick. It is believed that front seat passenger, Fogle’s husband, Rollin, may have struck the windshield. He sustained a laceration to his forehead.

Following treatment at the scene the Shelbyville couple refused additional treatment and signed a medical release.

As a result of the investigation and clean up process, U.S. 52 was reduced to a single lane for nearly 90 minutes.

Assisting at the scene were the RCSD, Rushville police Department, Indiana State Police, Rushville Township Volunteer Fire Department, Davis Towing and Duke energy.

Contact: Frank Denzler 765.932.2222 x106


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