Jessamine County EMS director Jerry Domidion said EMS transported the male driver of the Chevy truck to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Domidion said the man was in stable condition. Neyman said the driver showed no signs of “real serious injury.” He suffered injuries to his head and lower leg but was alert and talking when county firefighters extricated him from his truck. The AAA driver was not injured and refused any treatment.
The driver of the pickup truck was wearing his seat belt, which helped keep him safe.
“That was what probably saved his life,” Neyman said.
No citations were issued at the accident and police said they don’t suspect alcohol or drug involvement.
“The tow-truck driver said he just dropped off the side of the road, and it’s a narrow road ... it was just one of those accidents,” Neyman said.
Rain leads to accident on U.S. 27 near Elizabeth Street
Nicholasville police responded to another accident just a few minutes earlier on Wednesday that caused a slight traffic backup on U.S. 27 during the lunch-hour rush. No serious injuries were reported and no one was transported to any medical facilities, Nicholasville police Sgt. Jason Porch said.
The accident occurred at 11:28 a.m. when 20-year-old Jarred Brewster, who was traveling in a maroon 1994 Nissan Maxima, rear-ended a white 2000 Toyota Camry driven by 82-year-old Lloyd Combs at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Elizabeth Street. A female passenger was also in the Camry.
Combs was slowing down before the traffic light at the intersection as it was about to change when Brewster rear-ended the vehicle. Porch said weather likely contributed to the accident.
“It was most likely due to the weather, because that storm came up kind of quick, and it was raining pretty hard,” Porch said.
Officers were able to keep the roadway open, but the accident did cause a minor traffic backup, Porch said.
Each person involved in the accident was “checked out” by emergency personnel at the scene of the accident, but they all refused treatment and no one was taken to a hospital, he added.