Driver hospitalized after crash


McCORDSVILLE – A driver trapped in his vehicle pinned beneath a semitrailer was freed and rushed to a hospital early Friday.

The crash occurred around 1 a.m. at the intersection of CR 900N and CR 700W in McCordsville. A semitractor-trailer and Jeep Wrangler were involved, according to a news release from the McCordsville Police Department.

Officers arrived on scene and found the Jeep pinned underneath the semitrailer and the driver of the Jeep trapped. The driver of the Jeep was extricated by fire personnel and transported to a hospital in Indianapolis. The driver of the Jeep was in stable condition. The driver of the semitractor-trailer was uninjured. Due to the severity of the crash, the Hancock County Fatal Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene.

The Jeep was traveling east on CR 900N and the semitractor-trailer was traveling north on CR 700W, according to the news release. The intersection is controlled by four-way stop signs. The Jeep collided with the semitrailer in the middle of the intersection. The accident is still under investigation.

The McCordsville Police Department extended its thanks to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Fortville Police Department, New Palestine Police Department, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Vernon Township Fire Department, Lawrence Fire Department and Indianapolis Fire Department for their assistance.


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