Two Area Residents Hurt In Accidents Involving Animals

Date 2013/8/22 6:26:50 | Topic: Accidents

Two area residents were hurt early Wednesday in separate accidents when the cars they were driving hit animals on the road.

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39-year old Monica Pankau of Bethany received what the highway patrol called moderate injuries when the car she was driving hit a deer in southern Harrison county. She was taken by private vehicle to Harrison County Community Hospital at Bethany

The accident was shortly before sunrise on highway 146 east of Blue Ridge. The patrol said the southbound car received moderate damage. Ms. Pankau was wearing a seatbelt.

24-year old Loretta Tunnell of Harris received what the patrol called minor injuries when the car she was driving hit a horse, traveled off the right side of the road, and overturned, demolishing the vehicle.

Tunnell was to seek treatment on her own. The accident was about 4 o'clock Wednesday morning about three miles north of Osgood. The car was northbound on Highway 139. Ms. Tunnell was wearing a seatbelt.



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