Huntingburg rollover crash leads to injury

Photo courtesy Louis Simanovich IV

By BILL POWELL
bpowell@dcherald.com

HUNTINGBURG — Police say a Huntingburg man escaped with minor injuries after his pickup truck rolled onto its side following a collision with an SUV Friday afternoon at U.S. 231 and Chestnut Street.

Ronald Broeker, 59, Huntingburg, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2003 Ford Ranger at the time of the 3:30 p.m. accident, according to the Huntingburg Police Department.

Police said the rear driver’s side of Broeker’s truck was struck by a northbound 2008 GMC Acadia driven by 39-year-old Julie Evans of Huntingburg while Evans was attempting to turn left onto Chestnut Street.

After the impact, police said, Broeker’s truck spun off the roadway and overturned.

Police say firefighters with the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department who were nearby when the call came across radios quickly responded to the scene. They found Broeker’s red truck on its side with Broeker still inside.

First responders helped Broeker from the vehicle and provided medical attention. He suffered minor scrapes to his face but also complained of chest pain, according to police. He was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital for evaluation, police said. He was later released from the hospital with minor injuries, they added.

Evans escaped injury and declined medical treatment, according to Huntingburg police.

Damage to the Evans Acadia was estimated at $1,000 while the Broeker Ranger was listed as a total loss.

 




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