Auburn — DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office deputies attended to two distinct personal injury incidents on Tuesday.
In the 6th hour, at 6:57 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of C.R. 56 as well as C.R. 35 in connection with a report of an accident involving two vehicles. When they arrived, they discovered Blake Harris, 28, from Hamilton and suffering only minor bruises.
Police say Harris turned left on C.R. 56, which is located off C.R. 35, when he was unable to observe a vehicle heading south operated by Sidney Ripley 28, from Fort Wayne.
Ripley’s Honda CRV struck the passenger side of Harris the 1998 Saturn SL1. Harris suffered injuries to his face, however he did not seek medical attention on the spot.
The two vehicles totalled losses. Sheriff’s officers were supported in the aftermath by Jackson Township Fire Department.
Another incident occurred took place on C.R. 427 as well as C.R. 34 took place around 5:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Police stated that William Maxfield, 50, from Auburn who was heading to the northbound direction on C.R. 427 at the time he stopped at the junction of C.R. 34 in order to let traffic flow before turning to the west C.R. 34. He was struck in the back with a car driven Tayler Best (31) from Auburn in the state of California, also driving towards the northbound C.R. 427.
The drivers both complained of back tension. Best was taken to an area hospital via Parkview EMS. The police said Maxfield wanted to seek medical treatment at a local hospital following the accident.
“Best’s” 2004 Ford Escape and Maxfield’s 2001 Ford Sport Trac were declared as complete lost.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on the scene by Waterloo Marshal’s Department, Waterloo Fire Department and Parkview EMS.