GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Jasonville man was flown to an Indianapolis hospital after being hit by a car on SR 59.
According to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the pedestrian vs passenger car incident occurred on N. SR 59 in Jasonville Wednesday morning at approximately 7:45 a.m.
Investigators found that a 30-year-old Terre Haute woman had been driving a Ford Focus southbound on SR 59 when she struck a pedestrian who had been walking along the highway.
The collision caused serious injuries to a 26-year-old Jasonville man who was then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital before being flown by helicopter to the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.
The driver of the Focus reportedly sustained minor injuries in the incident and was treated on scene by EMS.
The incident caused the closure of both lanes of SR 59 for some time.
Indiana State Police, Wright Township Fire Department, and Greene Co. Ambulance assisted at the scene.