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Pickup, SUV collide at U.S. 31 intersection

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Two Columbus residents were injured during a traffic accident on the city’s northeast side.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to an emergency call at 1:50 p.m. Saturday that indicated a pickup truck and an SUV had collided at the intersection of Base Road and U.S. 31, said department spokesman Maj. Todd Noblitt.

Braden Loyd, 26, was southbound on U.S. 31 driving a 1991 GMC Sonoma pickup truck. Doug Harper, 43, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer east on Base Road when he stopped at a stop sign. Harper looked both ways but didn’t see Loyd as he turned north onto U.S. 31.

Harper was unable to stop from hitting Loyd’s vehicle, Noblitt said.

Harper suffered a head injury and Loyd sustained injuries to his lower extremities. Both were transported to Columbus Regional Hospital, Noblitt said.

Harper and Loyd were treated and released Satirday, hospital spokeswoman Denise Glesing said.

Columbus Fire Department, East Columbus Fire Department and a Columbus Regional ambulance assisted at the scene, Noblitt said.

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