Vehicle Strikes Tree Causing Injuries

(BEDFORD) – Two people were injured after a vehicle struck a tree on Bartlettsville Road near Knob Creek Road Wednesday.

The accident was reported at 5:38 p.m.

According to a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department report, 47-year-old Gregory Chambers, of Bedford, was traveling south on Bartlettsville Road when he ran his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado off the road. Chambers swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle that was in his lane of travel.

Chambers told police he lost control of his vehicle, went off the roadway and struck a tree.

Chambers suffered an abrasion to his head, but refused medical treatment.

His passenger, 45-year-old Jennifer Mathis, of Bloomington, suffered a facial injury and complained of chest pain. She was transported by an IU Health Hospital ambulance to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital for treatment.