First responders help driver from flipped car

From Local Sources

JASPER — First responders helped a Spencer County man from his crashed vehicle after it was found flipped Saturday morning off State Road 162 just south of Jasper.

Christopher L. Ford, 32, Dale, was northbound on State Road 162 in a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix around 5:30 a.m. when he said a deer ran onto the highway near the county highway garage at Schnellville Road, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

The deer’s entry onto the roadway forced Ford off the east side of State Road 162, 1,500 feet south of the State Road 162 Bypass, according to the sheriff’s office. The car went down a steep embankment and flipped onto its top, according to a deputy.

Ford, who complained of neck and chest pain, could not exit the vehicle on his own or reach his cellphone, according to the sheriff’s office. A passerby eventually spotted the flipped car and reported it at 10:52 a.m.

First responders with the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department helped Ford from the car so he could be transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for treatment.

Total damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker also assisted.

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