Five people were injured in vehicular accidents that took place over a three-hour period on Sunday, Sept. 6.
The first occurred at 2:45 p.m., when the driver of a 2001 Ford Escape, James Elliott, 62, of Leitchfield, reportedly blacked out while driving westbound on Beaver Dam Road in Leitchfield.
63-year-old Loreda Elliott, also of Leitchfield and the passenger of the Ford, told police that while the vehicle was travelling around a curve on Beaver Dam Road, James Elliott lost consciousness, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, according to an accident report filed by Taylor Logsdon, of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO).
Loreda Elliott stated that she tried to gain control of the steering wheel but was unable to do so, the report read.
The Ford came to a rest beside the roadway near 2557 Beaver Dam Road.
Loreda Elliott was transported from the scene of the crash by Grayson County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center (TLRMC) to receive treatment for accident-related injuries.
James Elliott also received accident-related injuries but was not reported as having been transported to the hospital.
The second accident occurred at 4:54 p.m. near the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and School House Road in Leitchfield.
According to an accident report filed by GCSO Deputy Clay Boone, a 2006 Suzuki Forenza, driven by Roy Dockery, 55, of Morgantown, was travelling eastbound on Hwy 62 at School House Road.
At the same time, a 1999 Dodge Dakota, driven by Carl Nugent, 23, of Whitesville, turned in front of the Suzuki, striking it in the front of the vehicle.
Wynona Valentine, 23, of Russellville, was a passenger in the Dodge at the time of the crash.
GCEMS transported Dockery and Valentine from the scene of the accident to TLRMC to receive treatment for accident-related injuries.
Nugent was not reported injured.
Both vehicles received substantial damages as a result of the crash. The Suzuki was towed from the scene by Tanner’s, and the Dodge was towed from the scene by Stevensons.
The third accident occurred at 9000 Anneta Rd. in Leitchfield at 5:10 p.m. when a 2014 Kia Forte, driven by Janice Nance, 63, of Leitchfield was travelling southbound on Anneta Road.
The Kia then started to hydroplane and slid into a ditch, according to an accident report filed by Logsdon.
Nance complained of pain in her chest and was transported from the scene of the crash by GCEMS to TLRMC to receive medical treatment, the report read.
The Kia was disabled as a result of the crash and was removed from the scene by Galloways.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.