Teen seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident

BEDFORD – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday at 8:02 a.m. on East Oolitic Road near the intersection of Aurora Ann Lane.

According to a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department report, 23-year-old Sarah Lucas was traveling east on Oolitic Road at the same time 17-year-old Brystin Brown was traveling west on East Oolitic Rd.

The two vehicles met at the crest of the hill where both drivers collided.

After colliding, Lucas’s vehicle a 2015 Kia Forte struck a metal mailbox before stopping in the roadway. Brown’s 2006 Pontica G6 then struck a utility pole.

Lucas suffered an abrasion to her knee and foot and refused medical treatment.

Brown was rushed to a local hospital and then transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. 

According to family members, Brown suffered two broken hips, a fractured pelvis, a ruptured spleen, and collapsed lung. He underwent surgery to repair his spleen. He is expected to undergo another surgery today.

According to the police report, the investigation into the accident is still ongoing.