UPDATED: Water on road reportedly leads to Thursday accident
Two people were injured in a Thursday morning accident.
Several local law enforcement agencies responded to a two-vehicle crash at 11:47 a.m. Thursday on State Road 59 at the intersection of County Road 200 South by Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area. The drivers of both vehicles were injured.
According to an accident report filed by Indiana State Police Master Trooper Eric Nash, it appears the driver of the northbound vehicle driven by 16-year-old Skyler McCallum, of Westphalia, crossed the center line, striking the southbound vehicle driven by Thomas Hamilton, 71, of Linton.
McCallum was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes to be treated for cuts and lacerations to his hands and to the back of the neck.
Hamilton was initially transported to Greene County General Hospital, then transferred to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He suffered internal injuries with broken bones in his chest and lacerations. The police report notes the extent of Hamiltonís injuries are not known at this time.
The report states McCallum told the trooper he lost control of his 1999 GMC Sierra on water running across the highway just north of the curve at County Road 200 South from the earlier morning rain. He was unable to regain control of the vehicle, causing him to cross the center line and strike Hamiltonís 2010 Toyota Tacoma.
Nash noted he was unable to speak with Hamilton at the scene, as he had to be extracted from his vehicle then transported to the hospital for x-rays before being transported to Regional. The extent of Hamiltonís injuries are unknown, but Nash noted he did have to have surgery.
Assisting agencies include Greene County Sheriffís Department, Sandborn Fire Department, Linton Fire Department and Greene County Ambulance Service.