Police News for Aug. 25

August 25, 2004

Man injured in crash near Casey school

A man was injured Tuesday morning when his vehicle smashed into the rear of a pickup truck near Middleburg Elementary School.

The man, who declined treatment at the scene and was not identified, suffered possible injuries to his head, face and chest.

The man told witnesses he was returning from work in Danville when he fell asleep as he was driving.

Rick Hundley of Middleburg said he was taking his two children to school on College Street when he saw the man's vehicle approaching his pickup from behind and it didn't appear he was slowing down.


"I saw him coming, and I knew he wasn't going to stop, so I was kind of able to brace my kids a little bit," Hundley said.

Neither Hundley nor his children were injured in the accident, which occurred about 7:30 a.m.

Two injured in Harrodsburg accident

HARRODSBURG - A three-vehicle accident on the U.S. 127 Bypass in Harrodsburg injured two people Friday, Harrodsburg police said.

Greta Arthur, 69, of Estero, Fla., and Jimmy D. Robbins, 21, of Stanford, suffered minor injuries and were taken to James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital for treatment.

According to the police report, Kelly M. Johnson, 19, of Westerville, Ohio, was traveling west on the bypass when she lost control of her car on the rain-slickened highway and slid into a vehicle driven by Paul Arthur of Estero. The force of the collision knocked Arthur's car into a vehicle driven by William D. Gooch of Stanford, police said.

Robbins was a passenger in Gooch's vehicle, police said.

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