Black ice sends SUV over guardrailFebruary 22, 2019
From Local Sources
CELESTINE — Black ice sent an SUV over a guardrail northeast of Celestine on Thursday morning.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department actually responded to several accidents throughout the county between 6 and 8 a.m. that were attributed to black ice.
Patience Robinson, of Celestine, was westbound on State Road 545 in a 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer when the 7:20 a.m. near Celestine happened close to County Road 900E, according to the sheriff’s department.
As Robinson crested a hill, police said, she encountered a patch of ice on the roadway. The SUV spun, ran off the south side of the highway and then struck and rolled over a guardrail.
Deputies said the SUV overturned down a steep embankment before striking a concrete culvert and stopping on its top in a water-filled ditch.
Robinson was able to free herself from the vehicle and was then helped by a passerby.
Dubois Volunteer Fire Department first responders and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services treated her at the scene before transporting her to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. The sheriff’s department said she complained of head pain. A hospital spokeswoman said she was treated and released.
Deputies said the use of a seat belt greatly reduced Robinson’s injuries.
The accident totaled the TrailBlazer.
A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker also assisted.
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