LOOGOOTEE — Two men were injured in accidents in Martin County over the weekend.
On Saturday, a French Lick man was critically injured in the morning in a single vehicle crash on US 50 near Loogootee.
According to a state police release, Indiana State Trooper Jarrod Lents reported that at approximately 11 a.m., Terry L. Walker, 66, French Lick, was westbound on US 50 east of Dover Hill Road. For an unknown reason, Walker traveled left of center and over-corrected, traveling into the ditch line on the north side of the roadway. Walker’s 2014 Toyota sedan then rolled multiple times.
Walker was transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper, having suffered 11 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He was later transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. Walker’s Toyota was a total loss.
Walker was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. ISP was assisted on scene by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Martin County Fire Department, and EMS.
On Saturday night, a Bedford man was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital after a fall at Williams Dam in Martin County. An Indiana conservation officer said Jerry Lemmons, 47, was hospitalized for treatment of head trauma and broken bones after falling 17 feet from the dam.
WDRB-TV reports he was listed in fair condition Sunday.
The officer said Lemmons had been fishing when he lost his balance and fell from a platform adjacent to the dam on the East Fork of the White River.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.