For The Record: 10/30


JASPER — The operator of a scooter that collided with a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon on Jasper’s west side was transported for treatment after the 4:11 p.m. accident.

Howard W. Trambaugh, 26, of 257 Brucke Strasse, was eastbound on Sixth Street on a 2004 Roketa scooter when the accident unfolded near Rolling Ridge Road, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Trambaugh was riding on the shoulder of the road, allowing vehicles to pass the scooter.
Another eastbound vehicle, a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Gary E. Wagner, of 6064 S. Club Road, Huntingburg, was slowing for a turning vehicle as Trambaugh overtook the slowed traffic, police said.

Wagner drove right of the fog line to pass the turning vehicle and, when he did, Trambaugh’s scooter struck the passenger side of Wagner’s truck, according to authorities.

Trambaugh complained of pain to his face and right wrist after the accident, according to police. He was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper where a spokeswoman said he was treated and released.

Damage was estimated at $500 to each of the vehicles.

Police cited Trambaugh and Wagner for improper passing on the right.

A Sternberg Chrysler Center wrecker assisted.

HUNTINGBURG — A Huntingburg man escaped injury when he wrecked his car Saturday morning along a county road just west of Huntingburg.

Brian G. Ash, 18, of 308 N. Main St., was westbound on Old Road 64 in a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta when the 10:30 a.m. accident occurred near County Road 400W, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy said Ash fell asleep at the wheel and his car went off the north side of the road. The Jetta struck an embankment and stopped in a field facing west.

Damage was estimated at between $2,500 and $5,000.

The Huntingburg Police Department assisted.

Power outage

JASPER — A tree limb coming in contact with electrical wires was responsible for a power outage on the city’s west side early today.

The 1:35 a.m. incident temporarily knocked out the west circuit of the city’s southwest substation, according to City of Jasper Electric Distribution Manager Jerry Schitter. That affected an area roughly centered on Truman Road and First Avenue.

Electric utility personnel who isolated the problem had power restored by 2:09 a.m., according to Schitter. The main problem on the west circuit was accompanied by some momentary power interruptions where the electricity blinked off and was restored on its own.

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