A Birdseye man was airlifted to an Evansville hospital following an SUV vs scooter accident last night.
Just after 6:10 last night, Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an area at the intersection of State Roads 64 and 145 in Birdseye. Deputies say 23-year-old Zach Russell was riding a scooter westbound along State Road 64 when he tried to turn south on State Road 145 in front of an oncoming vehicle for an unknown reason.
The oncoming vehicle driven by 25-year-old Clarissa Neal tried to avoid the scooter, but could not and hit it with the front passenger’s side of her vehicle. The impact threw Russell off of the scooter.
Russell sustained possible head and leg injuries. He was lifeflighted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville for treatment. Meanwhile, Neal was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital for treatment of chest pain.
Deputies say this accident is still under investigation. The Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital EMS, Indiana State Police, a wrecker from Berg’s Garage, St. Mary’s Lifeflight, and Dubois County Dispatch all assisted.