By Mike Perleberg
A photo of the Jefferson Craig Volunteer Fire Department vehicle involved in a crash on State Road 56.
Update posted at 4:39 p.m.:
The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department has released more information on a crash involving a Jeff-Craig Fire Department first responder.
The accident occurred at about 10:31 a.m. on State Road 56 at Plum Creek Road.
According to a news release, Brian Cox, of Vevay, was driving a Jeff-Craig Fire Department first response SUV Southbound as he was en route to a call. Cox attempted to pass a vehicle driven by Adam Springer, of Vevay, who was also driving Southbound and turning left onto Plum Creek Road with his left-hand turn signal activated.
As Cox was passing on the left, Springer turned left into the path of the SUV, leading to the collision. The impact sent the fire department vehicle went off the South side of the road, running over mailboxes and a fire hydrant before coming to rest in a field.
Springer’s car went off the North side of the road and hit a light pole.
Both drivers were transported to Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison for treatment of their injuries sustained during the crash.
Cox had his lights and siren activated at the time. He told deputies he thought that the turning vehicle was stopped in the roadway and proceeded to pass him on the left-hand side of the road.
This crash is still under investigation by the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office. They were assisted at the scene by East Enterprise Fire Department, Jeff-Craig Fire Department and Switzerland County EMS.
Original story posted at 4:07 p.m.:
(Switzerland County, Ind.) – A Switzerland County EMT and another driver were injured when their vehicles collided on State Road 56 Thursday.
The accident reported at around noontime. An initial response vehicle from the Jefferson-Craig Volunteer Fire Department was involved in an accident with a second vehicle.
Both drivers were reportedly transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
More information on the crash could be released Thursday afternoon by the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department.