Statement issued Friday:
Thursday June 30, 2011 Huntington Police responded to a PI accident at or near the intersections of East Park Dr. and Wilkerson St. It was reported that a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed had left the roadway and struck a home in the 500 block of Wilkerson St.
Upon arrival police found two occupants inside the vehicle. The driver Terry Moser, 58 and passenger Virginia Moser, 52 were extricated from the vehicle and transported to Parkview Hospital via air ambulance in critical condition. Virginia Moser remains in ICU and Mr. Moser has been upgraded to serious condition. Both suffered broken bones and internal injuries from the impact. The Mosers’ are residents of Jefferson Square Apartments in Roanoke, IN.
Rose Sloan and her son Dennis, age 2 were transported to Parkview Huntington for minor injuries. Both were setting on the front porch of the house at the time of the accident. Both were treated and released.
Police spoke with Mr. Moser in an effort to determine how or why the accident occurred however he was unable to provide many details because of his injuries. It was reported to police by several area residents that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to impact with the house. There was no indication at the scene that the vehicle had slowed or attempted to slow prior to impact. Police are continuing their investigation into the cause of the crash.
The car driven by Mr. Moser was a 2011 Ford Focus owned by Enterprise Rentals was determined to be a total loss. The home suffered $10,000 - $15000 in damages.
Huntington City Police requested the assistance of Captain Dave McElhaney of the Huntington County Sheriff Department, an Accident Reconstructionist to assist in the investigation of the crash. Huntington City Fire units and the Huntington County Building Inspector also responded to the scene.
S. Thomas Emely
Chief of Police