Police News for March 26

March 26, 2004

Two hurt in Danville crash

A Lancaster woman was injured, then transported to the hospital by her husband, after their vehicle was involved in a two-car accident Wednesday on U.S. 127.

Danville police said Maria C. Preston, 51, suffered possible head injuries when the vehicle she was riding in was struck from behind by one driven by Sarah E. Campbell, 18, of Harrodsburg, who also was injured.

According to reports, Campbell was following a vehicle behind the Preston truck and a tractor when the unknown driver suddenly changed lanes. Campbell said she did not have time to avoid the Preston truck, which was traveling at about 35 miles per hour with its four-way flashers on, behind the tractor.


Edwin L. Preston, 2504 Forks Church Road, the driver of the truck, said he did not realize what had happened at first, but when he realized his wife had been injured, he gave his insurance card to Campbell and drove his wife to the hospital.

The Prestons' Chevy C/K 1500 sustained moderate damage. Campbell's Toyota Tercel sustained severe front-end damage.

Two injured in accident near Burgin

BURGIN - Two Harrodsburg men were injured Thursday when the vehicles they were driving collided on Ky. 37.

State police said a 1997 Ford pickup truck driven by Alvin Rawlings, 44, was traveling west on Ky. 37 one mile east of Burgin at 7:10 a.m. Police said Rawlings overcorrected the steering and veered into the path of an oncoming 1992 Saturn driven by Richard Blaisdell, 44.

Rawlings was transported to James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg, while Blaisdell was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. According to the report, Rawlings was wearing a seat belt and suffered head and neck injuries, while Blaisdell was not wearing a seat belt and suffered multiple injuries. Both were treated for what police called non-life-threatening injuries. Trooper Tackett Wilson investigated.

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