Police respond to 8 accidents
Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:00 AM
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies and Madison police responded to eight accidents Wednesday morning in just over a two-hour period.
The accidents, several of which caused minor injuries, came in the morning as roads still showed signs of sleet and ice brought overnight. The sheriff's department said today that none of those transported to King's Daughter's Hospital were believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.
At 7:45 a.m., emergency crews responded to two accidents in the 4000 block of State Road 7. The drivers included Christa Young, Madison; Michael Neuse, Indianapolis; and Rhonda Carr, no address given. Nuese and Carr were transported to KDH Damage to the vehicles is estimated at $25,000.
At 8:36 a.m., crews responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 56 involving Ralph Hightower, Louisville, who struck a telephone pole near the entrance to Hanover College. The damage is estimated at $20,000. Hightower was transported to KDH.
At 8:49 a.m., police reported that Scott McCloud, Scottsburg, was involved in a single-vehicle accident in the 7000 block of State Road 256. McCloud was transported to KDH. Damage is estimated at $10,000.
At 9:05 a.m., police responded to a three-vehicle accident outside of Hanover on State Road 56 east of the State Road 62 junction. Gwendolyn Pumphrey, Louisville, was taken to KDH. Other drivers included Christopher Gibson, Hanover, Luciano Reyes, Madison. Damage is estimated at $25,000.
At 9:15 a.m., Ralph E. Truman, Hanover, was involved in a single-vehicle accident at state roads 62 and 356. Total damage is estimated between $1,500 and $2,000.
9:50 a.m., police reported another accident outside of Hanover on State Road 56 west of the junction for State Road 62. Drivers Amanda Taylor, New Washington, and Darrell Philips, Lexington, were transported to KDH. Damage is estimated at $25,000.
At 10:06 a.m., police responded to an accident on South Hanover Saluda Road involving drivers Miranda Fortino, Madison, and Deborah Fortel, Louisville. Both drivers were transported to KDH. Total estimated damage is $15,000.