Just before 6:30 a.m. today, John Bales, Barnesville, driving a grey Toyota 4Runner, escaped serious injury after hitting a tree and flipping his SUV on its side just off of SR54 on Grier Avenue in Barnesville. Responding in addition to Rush Township Police were firefighters and fire police from Ryan Township, Hometown and Delano. Grier Avenue was closed during the incident. Patrolman Carl Bachert is the investigating officer.