Man hit by SUV

By Herald Staff

DUBOIS — A man was injured Friday afternoon after a sport utility vehicle struck him while he was changing a tire on the side of State Road 56.

James Taber, 41, of Perry County, was taken to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, where his injuries were treated and he was released, a Dubois County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman reported.

The sheriff's office received a call at 12:02 p.m. that a vehicle was broken down on the side of State Road 56 just east of County Road 400 East. While en route, police received another call about Taber being hit.

Taber saw the broken-down vehicle and stopped to help. As Taber was changing the tire, Nancy Brosmer, 83, of Dubois, was driving her 2005 Mercury SUV east on the state road. Brosmer told police that she did not see see the stalled vehicle until the last minute. She swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle, but also did not see Taber; her SUV struck Taber, police reported.

Along with Memorial EMS, Dubois first responders also assisted at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing, but alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be a contributing factor, police said.

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