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Hancock Accidents; boys injured

Cyndi Murphy with Hancock County EMS carried Kaeden Finley to an ambulance after examining him for injuries after an accident on U.S. 60 Tuesday morning.

Two Breckinridge County suffered injury in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 60 in Hawesville Tuesday morning at approximately 11:30 a.m. Hawesville Police Chief Mark Powers filed the accident report.

According to the report, Winfield “Bud” Barnett of Hawesville went to turn left onto U.S. 60 from the intersection with Hawes Blvd in his 1978 Chevrolet pickup, and failed to see an approaching west bound vehicle. The driver of the westbound vehicle, Cheryl L. Bryant of Hardinsburg, said as she approached the intersection with Hawes Blvd in her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, Barnett’s truck pulled out in front of her and she could not avoid hitting the truck.

Two youth in Bryant’s vehicle suffered injury. Kaeden Finley, age 11 suffered a chest injury in the accident, and Karson Bryant, age 3, suffered a head injury. Both received emergency medical care at the scene from Hancock County EMS, and were later transported to Perry County Memorial Hospital for additional treatment.

Barnett’s truck sustained moderate to severe damage. Bryant’s Cobalt sustained severe damage. Wreckers from Bob’s Garage removed the vehicles.

Slick road causes wreck

A Virginia man escaped injury when his car spun out of control and hit a guardrail on state Route 69, one mile south of Hawesville. The accident happened on August 9 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick filed the accident report.

Caden P. Fendel, of Virginia Beach, told Emmick that as he drove north on state Route 69 in his 2010 Mitsubishi Galant the wet road caused his car to start to fish tale and his car spun around backwards. The car, facing south in the northbound lane, slid into a guardrail beside the roadway.

Fendel’s car sustained very severe damage. A wrecker from Bob’s Garage removed the vehicle.

Van damaged in hit-and-run

A Utica man driving an AT&T van reported a hit-and-run accident on U.S. 60, three miles east of Lewisport. The accident happened in the westbound lane of U.S. 60 around 3:30 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy BJ Burton filed the accident report.

Thomas E. Fox told Burton that as he drove a 2014 Ford Transit Connect van west on U.S. 60 a white sports motorcycle driving too fast for the conditions blasted by his van, and side swiped the vehicle while changing lanes. The motorcycle fled the scene, and the rider was unable to be identified.

The van sustained minor to moderate damage to the front left portion of the vehicle, but remained in working order.


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