Rollover results in only minor injuries for driver

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – One driver walked away with minor injuries after his vehicle rolled over multiple times on Interstate 65.

Greg Gardner was driving in the left lane southbound on the roadway. He says he saw a snow plow driving ahead of him on the left shoulder and changed lanes to avoid it. A Saturn Vue traveling behind Gardner didn’t notice the plow as quickly and veered into the right lane. The Vue clipped a Toyota Prius driven by Gardner’s daughter’s boyfriend. He said the two of them were driving back home to North Carolina after completing some work in the area.

“Next time I looked up I saw the car in the left lane sideways and when I looked back up, the Prius is flipping. And it flipped, near as I could tell about 8 or 9 times. It was pretty bad,” said Gardner.

Gardner said he and a truck driver stopped and ran back to the scene to check on the drivers.

“By the time we both got there Cody was out, conscious, awake, wondering what happened,” said Gardner.

The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured. Cody got out of the car with only a bump to his head and cuts of glass on his ear. He didn’t want to go to the hospital but Gardner insisted he do so just to be safe.

From here, Gardner plans on checking in on Cody and trying to get back on the road tomorrow. As for the Prius, which happens to belong to Gardner’s wife, he isn’t so sure what his spouse’s wishes are for the vehicle.

“She just wanted to know if Cody was okay. She hasn’t seen pictures of her car yet,” said Gardner.

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