Rushville Republican


January 25, 2011

Questions remain in serious injury accident


A 24-year-old man, identified as Adam C. Helbing, of Stow, Ohio was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident just before 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Helbing was the lone occupant a 1998 Acura when the vehicle left SR 3 at a high rate of speed, entered a field and rolled multiple times before coming to rest on its top. Moments before the crash, a caller to Rushville dispatch reported witnessing erratic driving by the Acura and informed the dispatcher that the vehicle was speeding north on Main Street and not stopping for traffic signals. As the dispatch was being aired, ISP troopers Jeff Culley and Eric Downey were leaving the Rush County Sheriff’s Department and witnessed the vehicle fail to stop for the traffic signal at the intersection of First and Main Streets. The officers engaged in a pursuit with lights and sirens in attempt to stop the speeding vehicle. Trooper Culley said the vehicle was traveling in excess of 70 mph and passed a number of vehicles on the left as it continued to disregard automated signals and traveled north out of Rushville city limits. Helbing lost control of his vehicle as the Acura neared CR 300N. The vehicle crossed the centerline before leaving the west side of the road at a high rate of speed. It entered a field northwest of CR 300N and rolled numerous times before coming to rest inverted, leaving a 100 yard trail of debris in its wake. “Once the vehicle left the road and started rolling all I could see was snow and debris flying in the air. The driver was restrained in the vehicle and was hanging upside down by his seatbelt when I reached him after the car came to rest. All the driver said was that he was Jesus Christ,” Culley said as medical personnel tended to the seriously injured driver. Following treatment at the scene Helbing was transported to Rush Memorial Hospital and later to the trauma center at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by Air Evac. The full extent of his injuries were unknown at press time Monday. As a result of the accident, traffic was rerouted around the scene as a reconstruction officer from the ISP conducted an investigation and the cleanup process continued. Culley said it is still unclear why Helbing was driving recklessly and failed to stop. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Assisting the ISP at the scene were units from the Rushville Police Department, Rush County Sheriff’s Department, RMH Ambulance, Raleigh Fire Department medial personnel, Rushville Fire Department and Davis Towing. Frank Denzler can be contacted at (765) 932-2222 ext. 106 or via e-mail at Visit our Web site at

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