A teenager sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Sullivan County on the morning of Wednesday, March 3. The crash was reported to the authorities at around 6:45 a.m.
According to the details shared by the Indiana State Police, the driver of the vehicle involved in the incident was identified as Layla M. Knotts, 16, of Carlisle. Knotts was driving westbound along State Road 58 at the time of the crash. Her vehicle was identified as a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox.
As her vehicle drew close to the County Road 275W, she apparently lost control of the car. The vehicle then veered away from the road at a high rate of speed. It briefly went airborne before losing its balance and rolling over multiple times in an empty field by the roadside. It was nearly 40 yards from the roadway when the car finally came to a stop. No other persons or vehicles were involved in the incident.
Knotts was the only occupant of the vehicle when the accident occurred. She sustained critical injuries in the crash. Once the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the crash, she was provided basic medical aid. Due to the severe nature of her injuries, authorities decided to have her airlifted to the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for emergency treatment.
On Thursday, March 4, ISP updated about the condition of Knotts, confirming that she was in a stable condition. Troopers with the ISP continue to investigate the incident. The focus of the investigations at this point is to determine the precise cause of the single-vehicle accident in Sullivan County. Authorities have not ruled out the usual causes, alcohol and speeding. It remains to be seen if any of these contributed to this particular accident.
If you or your loved one is hurt in a motor vehicle accident, make sure to contact an Indiana car accident lawyer right away.