News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 7, 2013

One hurt when car flips

Sullivan man cited for suspended license

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A car crash in southern Vigo County sent a Sullivan County man to an area hospital Tuesday.

The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department reported that Terrence Hauser, 48, Shelburn, was driving west on Harlan Drive about 1:40 p.m. when he reached in the back seat of his Chevrolet Camaro to retrieve something.

Witnesses told police Hauser’s vehicle crossed the center line and then drove off the roadway on the south side of Harlan Drive where it struck a small tree and a utility pole guide wire. The car overturned and came to rest upside down near the roadway.

Hauser was transported by Trans Care ambulance to Regional Hospital for treatment. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

Also in the car was Lori Hauser, 51, of Pimento. She was not injured and refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

Terrence Hauser was cited for driving with a suspended license and with a previous conviction for driving while suspended.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and both people involved were wearing seat belts.

In addition to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, the Pierson Township and Honey Creek fire departments responded to the scene of the crash, which was near Paint Mill Lake on Harlan Drive.