Glendale – Two People Injured in Two Vehicle Crash on I-65
Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 1:10 am
Glendale (October 8, 2019) – Two people sustained injuries in a crash involving a police car and a truck on southbound Interstate 65 near mile marker 79. The victims have been identified as Kentucky State Trooper Elliot Young, and truck driver Shaina Reed from Sunman, Indiana. Both of them were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the preliminary investigation from the Kentucky State Police, Trooper Elliot Young was on patrol, attempting to locate a reported reckless driver who was driving the wrong way on the southbound lanes. A Chevy Silverado driven by Reed struck Young’s vehicle, causing the crash. Both parties were reported to be wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident. The incident is still under investigation.
About Car Accidents
Kentucky has been ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for car accidents, with average fatalities listed as 19.38 per 100,000. There are various types of car accidents, all of which can result in damage, injuries, or worse, a loss of life. Because of this, we ask that everyone should employ caution while driving on the road. Always be alert and conscious of other vehicles and pedestrians on the road. Be wary of hazards such as fixed objects and animals, both of which are dangerous obstacles when struck. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to always drive sober, especially as alcohol is considered a factor in 30% of Kentucky car accident fatalities. By following these rules, we can ensure our own safety as well as the safety of others in our surroundings.
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