Tangled laces lead to accident with injury

From Local Sources

JASPER — A woman told police her tangled shoelaces contributed to a Thursday evening crash north of Jasper that resulted in her complaining of pain.

Morgan M. Combs, 24, Loogootee, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2017 Toyota RAV4 when the 6:48 p.m. accident occurred just south of County Road 600N, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Combs told deputies her shoelaces got caught in one of her SUV’s pedals and, when she attempted to wiggle her foot loose, she must have jerked the steering wheel.

The sheriff’s department said the Toyota traveled off the west side of the highway and went down into a ditch where it stopped.

Combs complained of head, neck and back pain, according to the sheriff’s department. She was transported by ambulance for treatment at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. 

A hospital spokeswoman said Combs was treated and released.

Total damage was estimated at $10,000.

The Haysville Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted at the scene.

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