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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Vehicle goes over the embankment on State Road 54 West near Springville Tuesday morning

SPRINGVILLE - JULY 18, 2023 - A motorist trying to swerve to miss a dog, went over the embankment and injured in a vehicle accident early Tuesday morning.

The traffic accident was reported at 7:22 am Tuesday morning.

The accident happened on Indiana State Road 54 just one mile east of Springville.

Photo: After removing the accident victim from his vehicle, he is placed in the back of a Marshall Township fire truck to get to an waiting ambulance on State Road 54

The vehicle traveled several feet over the embankment before landing in a field.

Photo: Lawrence County Sheriff Deputy Joshua Rhoades helps firefighters and emergency personnel after a vehicle goes over the embankment east of Springville

It took firefighters from Bedford Fire Department and Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department about 30 minutes to get the patient to the ambulance.

Photo: Bedford Fire Department newest firefighter George Evan Vehslage talks to his other crew members to see what equipment they are needing at an accident scene east of Springville

Indiana State Road 54 was closed for several minutes while emergency personnel from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, IU Lifeline Ambulance, Bedford Fire Department and Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department worked the accident scene.

Photo: Emergency personnel head to a waiting IU Lifeline Ambulance after freeing an accident victim

The injuries did not appear to be life threatening and the patient was consciousness at the time of accident.

The accident is being investigated by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and a complete accident report is not available.

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