Woman hospitalized following 1-vehicle accident


Tribune Staff Reports

A woman who had to be cut from a vehicle that struck a utility pole was flown to a Louisville hospital for treatment.

Allison Stuckwisch, 28, of Seymour, sustained head, arm and back injuries about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 9000 block of East State Road 250 just east of Dudleytown; but none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, according to a report from Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer.

Stuckwisch was a passenger in a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer being driven by Matthew Fishburn, 40, also of Seymour.

Fishburn, who did not seek medical attention, told police the right-side tires of the SUV left the road as he was driving east. He said he overcorrected as he tried to get the tires back on the road, causing the vehicle to cross the road and hit a Jackson County REMC pole, which broke in two.

Personnel with Crothersville-Vernon Township Fire Department responded to the scene and cut the passenger door of the vehicle to get Stuckwisch out. She was treated by medical personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services.

Stuckwisch was then taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour before being flown by PHI Stat Flight helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital. No information about her condition was available from the hospital Wednesday morning.

Meyer said the cause of the crash remains under investigation. He was assisted by county Officer Jesse Hutchinson and Crothersville Officer Brent Turner.

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