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Bystander shocked by power lines after two car crash into power pole

Two people have been hospitalized after a crash in Clinton County.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 3:27 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2019 4:58 PM

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Two people have been hospitalized after a crash in Clinton County. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched around 10 a.m. Friday to a crash at the intersection of State Road 75 and County Road 500 North. According to Sheriff Rich Kelly, a red vehicle was traveling westbound on County Road 500 North and State Road 75 when a silver vehicle going southbound failed to yield to the traffic right away and struck the red vehicle causing both vehicles to hit a power pole. The crash caused the live powerlines to fall on the ground.

While deputies were attending to the drivers, a co-worker that was contacted by one of the injured drivers arrived at the crash to provide help. After that person stepped out of their vehicle to help, he attempted to cross over the power lines and was shocked.

The person driving the silver vehicle was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital. The driver of the red car was air-lifted to St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis and is believed to be suffering from internal injuries.

The man shocked by the power lines was air-lifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and is suffering from critical injuries.
The Clinton County Sheriff's Office is now investigating two incidences.

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