(Aurora, Ind.) – Six people – four of them children – were taken to the hospital following a two vehicle crash on U.S. 50 in Aurora Wednesday evening, Indiana State Police said.
David Flanigan, 72, of New Albany, was driving a 2003 Honda van on Billingsley Drive at the intersection of U.S. 50 when he pulled out onto the highway to go east and was struck by a westbound 1999 Plymouth van driven by Bambi Seabolt, 30, of Lawrenceburg, at about 5:10 p.m.
Flanigan suffered a minor head injury but refused transport to the hospital. Seabolt complained of pain in her chest and was transported to Dearborn County Hospital.
Four children in Seabolt’s van were also taken to DCH. Jacob Kirby, 6, and Derick Kirby, 9, had minor injuries. In addition, a one-year-old and three-year-old were transported to DCH as a precaution despite no visible sign of injury.
Troopers said none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.
The crash, which remains under investigation, had westbound traffic on U.S. 50 backed up east of State Road 48 in Lawrenceburg for about 45 minutes while emergency crews cleared the scene.
Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by Aurora Police, Aurora Fire Department, and Aurora Life Squad.