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4 injured in 2-car accident near Hope

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A Columbus man was flown to an Indianapolis hospital Monday afternoon, one of four people injured in a two-vehicle accident south of Hope.

Tyler Robertson, 30, suffered back injuries during the accident reported at 1:24 p.m. on State Road 9 near Sunland Road, according to Chief Deputy Maj. Todd Noblitt of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

The accident occurred when Robertson drove his 2009 Ford Taurus onto the highway from Sunland Road, Noblitt said.

His car pulled into the path of a southbound 2008 Mercedes-Benz, driven by Bernice Tweedy, 83, of Knightstown, Noblitt said.

Tweedy was unable to avoid the collision and struck the left front panel of the Taurus, Noblitt said. The impact caused Robertson’s car to swerve before striking head-on a guardrail near Clifty Creek, Noblitt said.

Robertson’s children, Kingston Robertson, 4, and Aliyah Robertson, 9, were taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital after complaining of pain, according to Noblitt. Tweedy also was taken by ambulance to the Columbus hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, he said.

Both lanes of State Road 9 were briefly closed after the accident, Noblitt said.

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