Two Injured in Accident on Hearth Road

(HELTONVILLE) – Two females were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Hearth Road near Bartlettsvill Road.

According to a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department report, 17-year-old Chelsea Scott, of Heltonville, was traveling south on Hearth Road in a 2006 Mini Cooper. At the same time, 27-year-old Kristen Christenberry was traveling west on Hearth Road in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am.

Police say the two vehicles collided after each driver crested their respective sides of a slight hill in the roadway.

“Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2 collided with each other’s front driver’s sides (opposite direction side swipe) causing each of their front driver’s side tires to be ripped away from the vehicle,” said investigating Officer Brian Blackwell.

Scott’s car continued traveling east and ran off the south side of the road and then overturned on its top.

Christenberry’s car continued traveling west and ran off the north side of the road coming to a stop in a field.

Scott suffered a bloody nose and a laceration to her left knee and was complaining of pain to her left ankle. She was transported to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital by a family member.

Scott told police she believe she and the other driver were both left of center when they crest the hill.

Christenberry told police she was not sure what happened and said she didn’t see the other vehicle until the collision.

Christenberry complained of pain to her lower legs. She was taken by a family member to IU Health Hospital for treatment.

Officers Blackburn noted that Hearth Road is a narrow road with no shoulder.

Both vehicles were towed by Mikel’s Wrecker Service. Both vehicles had extensive damage following the incident.