Ice Believed Cause Of Thursday Accident Near Ferdinand

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Ferdinand (NNDC) – The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says seatbelts and airbag deployment lessened the severity of injuries suffered by a Huntingburg women early Thursday evening in a single-vehicle accident.

DCSD says 39-year old Maria Serrano was driving south on Ferdinand Road NW approacing East 1000 South when her SUV came upon a patch of ice in the roadway.

DCSD says Serrano lost control of her vehicle causing it to spin, cross the center line, and go off the west side of the roadway.  Deputies say the vehicle went down a ditch before striking an embankment head-on.  DCSD says the SUV ended up facing south after the impact.

Serrano suffered a laceration to her right ear which is believed to have been the result of her vehicle’s airbags deploying striking her in the head.

DCSD says Serrano was wearing her seatbelt which deputies say lessened the overall severity of her injuries.

She was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

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