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Evansville man injured in accident Saturday

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Gazette Staff
February 21, 2011
— Speed and alcohol are believed to be causes of a crash that sent an Evansville man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Saturday night.

David A. Schmieder, 51, was listed in critical condition Sunday night at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center.


Rock County deputies and the State Patrol responded to the accident in Indianford, about two miles south of Edgerton, at 8:59 p.m. Saturday.


Investigators believe Schmieder was driving a 1998 Buick Park Avenue that went off the road and hit two parked vehicles at 3897 W. County M, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office news release.


Schmieder's car pushed a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 30 feet before coming to rest along the south shoulder of the road.


Schmieder's car also struck a 1989 Chevrolet S-10, which was parked next to the Oldsmobile.


Schmieder was not breathing when deputies arrived, and they could not locate a pulse. They pulled Schmieder from the car and performed CPR until Edgerton EMS arrived, according to the news release.


Schmieder was taken to Mercy, where he was revived, according to the news release.


The road was closed for more than three hours while the State Patrol reconstructed the scene.


Schmieder was cited for drunken driving and not wearing a seat belt.



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