Four adults were injured in a crash Sunday evening on State Road 46 near Hartsville, but an infant in a car seat escaped unharmed.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department reports that the accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening, when a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Lauren Norris of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., spun out of control into the path of an eastbound vehicle in the 14000 block of East State Road 46.
Norris was first taken to Columbus Regional Hospital and then transferred to IU Methodist Hospital for treatment. Her 1-year-old son was in a car seat in the vehicle and escaped unharmed.
Norris’ passenger 33-year-old Cody Minatra of Smyrna, Tenn., was taken to CRH for treatment, along with those in the second vehicle, 30-year-old Tyler Hadley and 32-year-old Jessica Hadley, both of Hope.
“This incident should serve as a reminder of the importance to always buckling up ,and make sure your small children are properly in a child restraint seat, they work when used,” said Sheriff Matt Myers, in a Facebook post about the crash.
The Hartsville Volunteer Fire Department worked to rescue and treat the victims of the crash.