West Lafayette driver escapes rollover crash uninjured

A driver reaching for his cellphone lost control of his car, knocked down a tree and flipped his car on the roof, according to West Lafayette police.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 8:45 AM
Updated: Jul 12, 2019 2:30 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A driver reaching for his cellphone lost control of his car, knocked down a tree and flipped his car on the roof, according to West Lafayette police. The driver walked away without injury.

About 8 a.m. Friday, West Lafayette police were sent to Yeager Road and Roxboro Street for a report of a car on its roof. Officer Glick said the man was driving southbound when it happened. Police said the man was the only person inside, and was able to exit the car by himself.

The driver told News 18 he didn't have any bumps or bruises. He was just "a little shaken up."

"This isn't how I wanted to start my weekend." 

You can see a picture gallery above. 

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 80°
Kokomo
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 76°
Rensselaer
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 78°
Fowler
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 78°
Williamsport
Broken Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 80°
Crawfordsville
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 78°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
80° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
Delphi
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 76°
Monticello
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 76°
Logansport
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 79°
Cooler & less humid!
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events