Updated: Friday, 22 Jun 2012, 10:55 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 22 Jun 2012, 3:39 PM EDT
TERRE HAUTE, Ind .(WTHI) - One man was seriously injured after his scooter was struck by a car.
It happened just after 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon near 3rd St. and Springhill Dr. in Terre Haute.
State Police and Vigo County emergency agencies responded to a three vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of U.S. 41 approximately 500 feet south of Springhill Dr.
The crash involved two passenger vehicles and a scooter. The driver of the scooter was ultimately airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with multiple serious injuries.
A preliminary investigation revealed northbound traffic was stopped for a red light, when A blue, 2011, Nissan Altima, driven by Shannon N. Grzegorek, 35, of Newman, IL was northbound on U.S. 41 in the left turn lane, when a blue, Taotao 50 scooter, driven by Brodie B. Evans,20, of Terre Haute, IN., attempted to travel westbound across the northbound lanes of U.S. 41 between stopped vehicles.
In doing so, Evans drove into the path of the Grzegorek vehicle and was struck broadside. Evans's scooter then struck a silver, 2008, Dodge, Caravan driven by Stacey L. Smith, 46, of Sullivan, IN., who was stopped in the northbound passing lane of U.S. 41.
Evans was ejected from his scooter and landed in the northbound left turn lane. Evans was not wearing a helmet and was treated for head and internal injuries, as well as multiple lacerations and abrasions.
The crash was investigated by ISP Master Trooper Ritch Reynolds. Assisting were multiple ISP troopers, Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, Honey Creek Fire/Rescue, and Trans Care Ambulance Service.
Drugs/Alcohol testing is underway for Evans. Grzegorek and Smith tested negative for intoxication and neither driver was injured. Grzegorek’s seven month old son was in a child safety seat in the rear of the vehicle and was not injured. The investigation is still ongoing and no traffic citations have been issued.
News 10 will have more for you as the information becomes available.
Release from the Indiana State Police
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