Dump truck accident snarls traffic Saturday morning

AVOCA – The driver of a dump truck refused to be transported to the hospital following a traffic accident at the intersection of State Road 54 and State Road 37 Saturday morning. The accident happened just before 9:30 a.m.

Firefighters work to clean up an accident at State Road 54 and State Road 37 Jct. Saturday morning.

The dump truck was headed westbound on State Road 54, headed toward Avoca when the accident occurred. According to reports, the driver was ejected out of the vehicle, with a minor shoulder injury. The dump truck was the only vehicle involved in the incident.

It took emergency crews a couple of hours to clear the debris from the stone that was emptied out onto the highway and to tow the dump truck from the scene.

Emergency personnel from Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Bedford Fire Department, Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department, IU Health Ambulance Service, and Seals Ambulance Service responded to the accident.