Accidents

Truck overturns
A Fordsville, Ky woman escaped serious injury when her truck overturned on state Route 2181. The accident happened on September 13 at roughly 1 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick filed the accident report.
Sheila K. Sanders told Hendrick as she drove south on state Route 2181, about five miles south of Hawesville, she encountered a gray SUV in her lane of travel while rounding a curve. Sanders said she pulled her 2001 Ford F-150 pickup truck to the side of the road and onto the shoulder. As she brought the truck back onto the roadway, she lost control of the vehicle, went back off the road and into a deep ditch and the truck overturned onto its top. Sanders managed to crawl out of her truck window to safety. Hancock County EMS arrived to provide first aid, but Sanders refused treatment.
Sanders’ truck sustained very severe front-end damage. A wrecker from Bob’s Garage removed the vehicle.

Trucks clip mirrors
No one suffered injury when two pickup trucks clipped mirrors on state Route 657. The accident happened on September 9 at roughly 9:15 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick filed the accident report.
Jacob Brown of Whitesville was headed south on state Route 657 in a 2015 Dodge Ram, approximately nine miles south of Lewisport, and he encountered Ethan Lanham of Owensboro driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado headed north on state Route 657. As the vehicles passed, their mirrors hit.
Brown’s Dodge Ram sustained a broken mirror and window. Lanham’s Chevy Silverado sustained a broken mirror. Neither vehicle required a tow.

Truck backs into building
No one suffered injury when a pickup truck backed into the OCTC welding building in Lewisport. The accident happened on September 9 at roughly 2 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick filed the accident report.
Emmick wrote on the accident report that a 2001 GMC Sierra pickup driven by Jake R. Voyles of Hawesville misjudged the clearance while backing in front of the OCTC welding shop class, and backed into the front of the building.
The truck sustained very minor damage, but did not require a tow. The report did not list damages to the building.

Truck backs into RAV4
No one suffered injury when a pickup truck backed into an SUV at Powers’ Express in Hawesville. The accident happened on September 7 at roughly 12:45 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth filed the accident report.
Ruby Browder of Cloverport told Bozarth she pulled into Powers’ Express in downtown Hawesville in her 2005 Toyota Rav4, and pulled in behind a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck. Leo Masterson, of Hawesville, came out, got in the truck and backed up and into the front of the Rav4. Masterson said he never saw Browder’s vehicle behind him.
Browder’s Toyota sustained minor damage. Neither vehicle required a tow.

SUV hits car
No one suffered injury in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 on august 31. The accident happened at roughly 3 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick field the accident report.
Lorraine D. Anderson, of Lewisport, went to cross U.S. 60 at the intersection with Sand Hill Road in her 2008 Cadillac Escalade, and failed to see an approaching vehicle and pulled out in front of it. Nick Flake, of Lewisport, with passenger Amy Flake, was headed west on U.S. 60 in a 2012 Nissan Altima, when Anderson pulled out in front of him. Flake was unable to avoid the collision.
Anderson’s Escalade sustained severe damage and was towed to her home. Flake’s Altima sustained very severe damage and was towed to Bob’s Garage.

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