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Franklin 17-year-old injured in crash



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Bargersville firefighters had to cut a 17-year-old girl out a car after a serious crash at State Road 144 and County Road 125W Monday.


A 17-year-old girl had to be cut out of her vehicle after a serious crash near Bargersville.

Franklin resident Sara Vandeman suffered serious injuries to her abdominal area in the accident, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken by medical helicopter to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she was listed in good condition Tuesday.

The crash at State Road 144 and County Road 125W leveled a telephone pole and resulted in a second accident when traffic backed up at the crash site, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

No one else was seriously injured in either of the accidents that took place at about 6 p.m. Monday, Cox said.

One of the drivers in the second accident complained of arm pain, but declined medical treatment at the scene, he said.

Vandeman was driving south of County Road 125W, came to a stop at a stop sign and then pulled in front of a truck being driven by Center Grove area resident Jonathan Stanley, according to a police report.

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