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Indiana truck accident sends 1 to the hospital

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Indiana truck accident sends 1 to the hospital
The driver of a water tanker was hospitalized being ejected from his truck in Indiana on Monday morning. (Courtesy: Indiana State Police)

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. — The driver of a water tanker was hospitalized after being ejected from his truck in Indiana on Monday morning.

Troopers from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Cottom Drive near Briggs Street.

The preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Ted Robertson revealed that James S. Gofourth, 48, of Sullivan, Indiana, was driving a 2013 International with a water tanker westbound on Cottom Drive near Briggs Street.

For an unknown reason, Gofourth lost control of his rig and traveled to the north side of Cottom Drive, running off the roadway. Gofourth overcorrected back to the south side of the roadway and then struck a culvert.

This collision caused the vehicle to leave the roadway.

Upon leaving the roadway, the rig rolled approximately three to five times, ejecting Gofourth.

Gofourth was transported to a hospital in Indianapolis, via Lifeline, for serious injuries.

 

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