Three local individuals were taken to the hospital last week suffering injuries from two separate vehicle accidents.
On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, Judith Harned, 75, and Skylar Stratton,. 21, both of Russellville were taken to Logan Memorial Hospital for treatment after being involved in an accident.
According to police, Harned, who was driving a 2014 Chevy 4 door, was pulling onto the 68 Bypass leaving the Ag Center and did not see a 2006 Chevy Silverado driven by Stratton who was on the Bypass.
The Stratton vehicle struck Harned in the driver’s side door and traveled 225 feet in the eastbound lane.
Stratton told deputy Bill Poole of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department that he could not stop due to his right leg being broke in the crash, so he could not apply the brakes.
Harned suffered minor injuries.
Poole was assisted at the4 scene by fellow deputies Laura Hadden and Jim Ray, the Russellville City Fire Department and the Logan County Ambulance Service.
On Feb. 19, 2016, another accident occurred involving William Oliver, 17, of Lewisburg. According to police Oliver was operating a 1982 Chevrolet truck northbound when he dropped off the right hand shoulder of the roadway, traveled down and embankment and struck several trees before coming to a final rest.
Oliver sustained numerous injuries and was transported to Logan Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Deputy Jarrod Lyons of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to the accident, along with Sgt. Clint Wright and the Logan County Ambulance Service.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.