Child hurt in head-on collision in Bartholomew County

A seven-year-old was hurt in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning near County Road 550 South and Jonesville Road in Bartholomew County. Authorities say that shortly after 5 a.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene where they found two vehicles that had been involved in a head on collision. The child was originally thought to have “significant” head injures and was transported directly to Riley Hospital for Children. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Columbus Regional Health for a consensual blood draw due to injuries from the crash. Other individuals involved in the collision were checked by EMS for injuries.

Authorities say that later in the morning, contact was made with the father of the injured child. It was then learned that seven-year-old had no major medical issues, besides glass in the forehead. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.