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Driver injured in morning accident

April 4, 2013

Yes, the driver of this vehicle, Lauren Bowman, 19, of Decatur, was able to get out and walk away from this crash. (Photo by J Swygart)

    A single-vehicle mishap Wednesday at 10:03 a.m. sent the driver of an auto to Adams Memorial Hospital with what the Adams County Sheriff's Department report said was a chest injury.
    Police said Lauren E. Bowman, 19, E. Monroe Street, Decatur, was eastbound on C.R. 700N between 200 and 300E when her vehicle went off the south side of the road and hit a bridge abutment. The vehicle flew over some water and came to rest on its top.
    Bowman was able to get out of the vehicle under her own power
    The police report said Bowman told them a signal for her twitter account went off and she lost control of the car when she looked down at her phone.
    Damage was estimated at between $2,501-$5,000.
    Paramedics transported Bowman to the hospital where she was treated for injuries in the emergency room and then released.

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