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July 3, 2013

POLICE NEWS: July 3, 2013

Several people were hurt in recent automobile-related crashes investigated by Goshen police:

• A driver was hurt in a one-vehicle crash around 11:54 p.m. Saturday on Ind. 15 south of Mill Street.

Goshen police said a 2006 Honda Civic driven by Ashley L. Miller, 21, Goshen, went off the side of the road and struck a sign post and street light. The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its top.

Miller suffered bruising as a result of the collision.

• A two-vehicle crash left two people hurt Friday at Ind. 15 and Monroe Street.

The collision occurred around 9:46 a.m. A 2003 Cadillac CTS driven by Bruce G. Barger, 59, Goshen, collided with a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Margaret Ramirez, 35, Goshen.

Ramirez was hurt in the crash, and a passenger in her vehicle, Natalia Contreras, 12, Goshen, suffered minor facial bleeding, police said.

• A motorcyclist was hurt in a crash Friday on College Avenue east of 16th Street.

The mishap occurred at 3:41 p.m. Goshen police said Ricardo Hernandez, 59, Goshen, laid down his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle. Hernandez suffered a left knee injury and was taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

• A two-vehicle crash injured a driver Friday at 11:53 a.m. at U.S. 33 and Greene Road.

Goshen police said a 1996 Dodge Dakota driven by Charles S. Goldsmith, 32, Elkhart, struck the rear of a 1998 Toyota 4Runner driven by Eric Hooley, 56 Goshen.

Hooley suffered neck pain as a result of the crash.

• A bicyclist was hurt in a collision around 1:52 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Lincoln Avenue.

Goshen police said Matthew S. Nichols, 33, Goshen, was driving out of Linway Plaza in a 2011 Volkswagen JSS. The automobile collided with bicyclist Marvin M. Rush, 42, Goshen, who was headed west on the sidewalk.

Rush suffered left wrist and left ankle pain. He was taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital for treatment.

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