Authorities report two separate crashes in Vanderburgh County on Labor Day sent three individuals to the hospital with serious injuries.
Around 3:10 p.m. Monday, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an overturned golf cart on McDowell Road north of Strueh Hendricks Road. Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies reportedly found two teenagers with serious injuries.
According to deputies, evidence found at the scene along with statements taken from the parties involved in the crash indicated a 17 year old female was driving the golf cart south on McDowell Road when she lost control while traveling down a hill and the golf cart overturned in the road and then skidded onto the shoulder of the roadway. Authorities say the 17 year old girl sustained a serious injury to her foot, which was trapped underneath the golf cart during the roll over. They indicate a 19 year old passenger sustained a serious head wound and abrasions. Two other passengers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, while deputies say a fifth passenger escaped injury.
Meanwhile, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says the second crash occurred on Wimberg Road near Dundee around 6:15 p.m. Monday when a pickup truck driven by 67 year old David Alan North of Evansville was traveling east on Wimberg Road and ran onto the shoulder, re-entered the roadway and crossed the center line and crashed into a ditch on the opposite side of the road.
Deputies indicate North sustained a head wound and was transported to the hospital for treatment. They say alcohol was confirmed to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation pending test results.
(Image: VCSO McDowell Crash)
(Image: VCSO Wimberg Road Crash)