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July 4, 2014

No one seriously injured in I-69 collision near Madison County line

Five people treated for minor injuries

FISHERS, Ind. — A two-car accident on I-69 about three miles south of the Madison County line caused at least one other accident and forced the northbound lanes to be closed briefly, creating long delays Friday morning on the interstate.

According to the Fishers Police Department, calls came into the department for an inverted vehicle around 9:23 a.m. Friday.

No one was seriously injured in the accident.

Fishers Police Sgt. Eric Patton said the accident caused several problems for motorists.

“It was a traffic mess and there were chain reactions from the accident resulting in a secondary crash that caused further backup’” Patton said.

Tracy Marsh, an officer with the Fishers Police Department, responded to the first accident.

He said two women from Georgia traveling with two boys, ages seven and eight, in a Nissan Altima reached the 211.2 mile marker on I-69 and decided to change drivers.

Marsh said the driver, Dorci Cotton, 31, signaled to turn onto the right shoulder in an emergency lane when she was rear-ended by a Toyota Corolla driven by Jennifer Seidel, 29, of Fishers.

The Nissan was pushed into a grassy median area and the Toyota went off the right side of the road and flipped. Seidel was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, and the motorists from Georgia were checked out at a different hospital.

Marsh said several drivers were trying to turn around illegally on the interstate due to the congestion.

A doctor also stopped to render aid at the scene.

“I was surprised that everyone seemed to be OK,” Marsh said. “Fortunately it was only cuts and bruises that we saw. It could have been a lot worse.”

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