By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Many folks driving on U.S. 50 through Lawrenceburg have been wondering this week “What in the world happened to the sign at Dearborn Savings Bank?”
An out of control truck is what happened to the business’ sign on Tuesday, September 3 about 5:14 p.m.
Dearborn Savings Bank Vice President Ray Gruner says the bank has received a host of phone calls and inquiries from customers this week asking about the incident. He offers the following summary of what occurred:
A septic sewer truck lost power to its brake system on Tuesday evening as it proceeded downhill on State Road 48 towards U.S. 50. The driver of the truck realized the brakes had failed and somehow steered the truck into the lawn embankment around Dearborn Savings Bank. The truck lost momentum on the slight uphill incline and hit the outdoor scrolling advertising sign in front of the long-time Dearborn County bank, completely demolishing it. Miraculously, no one was injured in the accident, including the driver. The only damage done was to the truck and the sign.
Alas, the sign is a total loss, Gruner said. Luckily nobody was hurt. Gruner credited police for being on scene in less than 30 seconds after the crash.
Dearborn Savings Bank President Ed Fischer hopes to have a new sign up within two weeks.
“Unfortunately, Dearborn County travelers on U.S. 50 will have to look at the destroyed sign for a while,” Gruner said.