Posted on June 7, 2014 at 7:22 PM
LOOGOOTEE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A French Lick man was critically injured this morning in a single vehicle crash on US 50 near Loogootee.
Trooper Jarrod Lents reports that at approximately 11:00 this morning, Terry L. Walker, 66, French Lick, was westbound on US 50 east of Dover Hill Road. For an unknown reason, Walker traveled left of center and over-corrected, traveling into the ditch line on the north side of the roadway. Walker’s 2014 Toyota sedan then rolled multiple times.
Walker was transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper, having suffered 11 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He was later transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. Walker’s Toyota was a total loss.
Walker was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The Indiana State Police wants to remind motorists that wearing a seat belt can greatly reduce or prevent injuries sustained in an automobile crash.
ISP was assisted on scene by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Martin County Fire Department, and EMS.