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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Two Seriously Injured in Traffic Accident on Erie Church Road Sunday Morning

BEDFORD - 0CTOBER 30, 2022 - Two people were flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following a traffic accident on Erie Church Road Sunday morning.

A single vehicle accident car verses tree on Erie Church Road Sunday morning sent two accident victims to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis

The call reporting the single vehicle accident came in at 12:34 a.m. after a neighbor heard the crash. The accident occurred in the 3700 block of Erie Church Road with a car striking a tree.

At the time of the accident there were no ambulances available in Lawrence County or surrounding counties.

IU Lifeline Air Ambulance arriving at the landing zone before any ground ambulances have reached the accident scene. It took over 45 minutes before the first ambulance to arrive. Two IU Lifeline Helicopters were dispatched.

Fire officials said the impact of the accident was tremendous with the motor of the vehicle some 40 feet from the crash site. Names of the accident victims or complete details of the accident have not yet been released from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.

Emergency personnel were on the scene for several hours to investigate the accident and clean-up the accident site.

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Bedford Fire Department, Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department, Pleasant Run Township Volunteer Fire Department, IU Lifeline ground ambulance, IU Lifeline Air Ambulance, and Mikels Towing was assisted at the scene.

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