Driver airlifted after striking utility pole


By Jim Comer - DarkeCountyMedia.com



A driver was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight Sunday after striking a utility pole on State Route 185. His condition is unknown.

A driver was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight Sunday after striking a utility pole on State Route 185. His condition is unknown.


Jim Comer | Darke County Media

BROCK — A driver was airlifted from the scene of a single-vehicle crash Sunday after traveling off the roadway and striking a utility pole head-on.

At approximately 3:06 p.m., emergency personnel from the Versailles Fire Department and Ansonia Rescue responded along with Darke County Sheriff’s Office deputies to the area of 11781 State Route 185 in reference to an injury crash with possible entrapment.

Preliminary investigation into the incident by deputies revealed that a silver Chevy Malibu was traveling westbound on State Route 185 when the driver of the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected, crossing the center line and continued off the left side of the roadway where the vehicle came to rest after striking and breaking off a utility pole.

The male driver of the Malibu was treated on the scene by Ansonia Rescue prior to being transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. His condition remains unknown at this time.

The incident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

A driver was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight Sunday after striking a utility pole on State Route 185. His condition is unknown.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/09/web1_Comer-07199.jpgA driver was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight Sunday after striking a utility pole on State Route 185. His condition is unknown. Jim Comer | Darke County Media

By Jim Comer

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Jim Comer covers accidents, fires and crime for Darke County Media. He can be reached by email at jcomer@aimmediamidwest.com

Jim Comer covers accidents, fires and crime for Darke County Media. He can be reached by email at jcomer@aimmediamidwest.com