A driver involved in a crash that had a sport-utility vehicle vertical against a utility pole has been transferred to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, for treatment of serious injuries.
The accident happened at 8:33 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Washington Street and North National Road, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
The force of the collision caused a 2009 Dodge Caliber driven by Anita M. Pope, 78, of Columbus, to land vertically up against a telephone pole next to Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping, 3230 N. National Road, Harris said.
Before landing on the pole, Pope’s car and a 2008 Dodge truck driven by Malcolm T. Burton, 49, of Columbus, collided in the intersection, Harris said.
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Burton got out of his vehicle to check on Pope’s condition, witnesses said. Police called a medical helicopter because Pope was unconscious, but it was canceled and she was initially taken to Columbus Regional Hospital by ambulance.