News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

August 13, 2013

Motorcycle, car crash injures two

TERRE HAUTE — A man was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital today after his motorcycle crashed into the rear of a car on U.S. 40 east of Terre Haute.

The name of the motorcycle rider, who police said suffered head injuries but was conscious at the scene, was not immediately available.

Witnesses told police the rider was traveling westbound on U.S. 40 when he swerved to miss a dog. The rider then crashed his larger-model Harley Davidson motorcycle into the rear of a red, four-door car that was stopped and waiting to make a lefthand turn into a mobile home park between Seelyville and East Glenn, just west of where Old Maple Avenue meets U.S. 40.

The car received extensive damage to its trunk area. The driver of the car received what emergency responders called minor injuries from the crash. She was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The crash caused westbound traffic to be diverted from U.S. 40 to Old Maple Avenue and then back to U.S. 40 at East Glenn between about 3 and 4 p.m. Eastbound lanes were temporarily blocked as a wrecker towed away the car, but otherwise remained open to one-lane traffic after the crash.

Fire and rescue crews from Seelyville and Nevins Township responded to the crash as did the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Trans-Care and LifeLine.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Harding Love Letters Now Open to Public Wisc. Twins Celebrate a Century of Laughter
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010