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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Two injured in fiery accident on Blankenbaker Road near Pekin Sunday aftternoon

PEKIN - SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 - A traffic accident reported at 2:03 pm Sunday afternoon injured two people one person with serious injuries.


The accident happened on Blankenbaker near Lockennour Roads near Pekin. The Pierce-Polk Fire Department and Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported traffic accident entrapment and vehicle fire.



Photo: All photos provided by Pierce-Polk Township Fire Department


When firefighters arrived, they found that the passenger of the vehicle helped pull the driver from the vehicle.


Photo: AirEvac l 17 lands at the scene of a motor vehicle crash near Pekin


One person was transported by Washington County Ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital in Salem. The other accident victim was transported to U of L hospital in Louisville, KY by AirEvac 17 air ambulance from Paoli, Indiana.



The Indiana State Police, Washington County Sheriffs Department, Washington County EMS, Pierce-Polk Township Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department, AirEvac 17, and Salem Wrecker responded to the accident.


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