Two people were injured but no charges were filed in a two car rear end collision Wednesday morning north of Ferdinand.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says at around a quarter till 7 am yesterday, a passenger car driven by 49-year old Steven Duncan of English was traveling north on State Road 162 and failed to notice a crossover SUV driven by 30-year old Allison Schnieders of Troy which deputies say was stopped in the northbound lane of 162 waiting to make a left hand turn onto County Road 700 South.
Authorities say Duncan could not stop his vehicle in time and rear ended Schneiders SUV.
Duncan was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper by ambulance to be treated for left knee pain. Schnieders was also taken to Memorial after she complained of neck and back shoulder pain.
Also, Schnieders’ three young children, ages 4 & 3 years and 5 months, were backseat passengers in her SUV. Deputies say despite no visible injuries, they were taken to Memorial as well just as a precautionary.
Deputies pointed out that the proper use of child restraints on all three children prevented and/or greatly reduced the seriousness of any potential injuries.
No charges were filed. State Road 162 was shut down for about a half an hour while the accident was being investigated and the scene was cleared.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Ferdinand Police Department, First Responders with the Ferdinand Fire Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services.