Police News for May 24

May 24, 2004

Motorcyclist injured in collision with truck

The motorcyclist who was injured Saturday in a collision with a truck is in stable but poor condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, according to a family member.

The accident occurred at 11:41 a.m. Saturday when a 1999 GMC pickup driven by Carter M. Cox, 66, of 2465 Old U.S. 127 South, attempted to pull out of the entrance to Woodstock Farms to head north on old U.S. 127 South toward Danville, according to a police report. Cox told police he didn't see a 2000 Honda motorcyle driven by Arthur Sidney Southerland, 57, of Nicholasville, that was traveling south on old U.S. 127 South.

Cox told police he didn't remember what happened, but witnesses said Southerland was traveling in the left lane and was struck by Cox's truck, which was at an angle in the left lane. Southerland, an Army veteran of Vietnam, was treated at the scene by Boyle Emergency Medical Service and then removed by helicopter to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.


Officers Jonathan Courtwright, Keith Peel and Detective Bob Williamson investigated.

Car reported stolen

Rebekah J. Godbey, of Liberty, reported the theft of her vehicle at 5:30 p.m. May 20.

According to the report, the 1994 red Geo Metro with no muffler was stolen from a parking lot at the office of Dr. Yahya Allahhan in Greenleaf Shopping Center. Officer Joedy Gilliland II investigated.

Lawn tractor reported stolen

A lawn tractor was reported stolen at 9 a.m. May 21 from Ed Hinkle, 209 Baughman Ave. The investigating officer was David Prather.

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