Elderly man hospitalized following accident in Lawrenceburg

An elderly man was hospitalized after an accident in Lawrenceburg Wednesday morning. Since the accident, he has been transported to University Hospital.

The accident happened at around 10:00 am at the intersection of US 50 and IN 48. According to police, a 2002 Honda Civic driven by 88 year old Robert Zimmerman of Lawrenceburg was eastbound on U.S.  50 in the turn lane and turned left to go west on S.R. 48.  As Zimmerman made his turn, he turned into path of a westbound 2007 Freightliner tractor pulling a box trailer driven by 46 year old Baljinder Dhaliwal of Ontario, Canada.  Dhaliwal was unable to stop and struck the Zimmerman vehicle broadside.

Zimmerman was transported to Dearborn County Hospital and was later air-cared to University Hospital in Cincinnati, OH with head, chest, and pelvic injuries.

No word on the condition of Zimmerman.

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