The report of a single vehicle rollover accident resulted in multiple emergency department responding to the 8000 block of CR 600N shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
A witness to the accident told investigating officer deputy Terry Drake of the Rush County Sheriff’s Department that they were traveling west on the county road when they crested a small hill and an eastbound vehicle was across the center of the rural road. The driver veered to the right and lost control of his vehicle.
The out-of-control 2000 BMW left the north side of the road before it began rolling and struck a utility pole before coming to rest.
According to Deputy Drake, the BMW traveled nearly 240 feet after leaving the road before sliding nearly 85 additional feet and flipping onto the driver’s side the inverted vehicle then traveled 48 feet before striking a Rush Shelby Energy pole. The BMW came to rest nearly 70 feet from the point of impact.
The driver, Tiberius A. Groce, 19, of Kennard, and two passengers, Shaina K. Taylor, 20, of Greenfield, and Dolan S. Buckler 18, of Arlington, were properly restrained inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Prior to emergency personnel arrival, the three exited the vehicle and after checked by medical personnel were transported to nearby hospitals. Although not believed to be life threatening, the full extent of their injuries was unknown at press time Monday.
Assisting at the scene were units from Carthage and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Departments, Raleigh EMS, RCSD, Davis Towing and Rush Shelby Energy.
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