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Saturday, May 23, 2015

BREAKING: Two Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Memorial Parkway

The pickup truck involved in the accident. FTM file. 
A two vehicle crash on Memorial Parkway occurred at around 5:20 PM that has closed the roadway down and sent at least one man to the hospital.

According to Sgt. Chris Goshorn of the Fort Thomas Police Department, an older model pickup truck believed to be going the wrong way traveling east towards Fort Thomas may have crossed over the line and hit a red cadillac sedan.

"The male driving the truck was extracted from the roof and taken to UC Hospital. Witnesses on the scene said that speed may have been a factor," said Sgt. Goshorn. "He was not conscious enough to determine whether or not he was intoxicated so we have filed a search warrant to obtain his blood."

His injuries were described as serious. 

The couple driving the red cadillac walked away from the accident, but were both visibly shaken, according to Goshorn. "We have the major crash reconstruction team on the way and it looks like Memorial will be shutdown for a minimum of two hours."

Fort Thomas resident, Connie Hall, said she followed the pickup truck out of the Kroger parking lot in Newport. "He was driving very erractically, spinning his wheels and stopping and starting very fast," said Hall. "He picked up speed (as he drove towards Fort Thomas on Memorial Parkway) and he lost me. When I got around the bend (by Memorial Village Apartments) I came upon the scene." 

Hall, who was the first person on the scene said she and another driver helped the two individuals out of their car.

"He had some blood on his arm, but they both seemed okay other than that. Just shaken," said Hall.

FTM file. 

FTM file. 

1 comment:

  1. I really hate reading about car crashes. No matter how much insurance you have or whether you can make claims or what, people are injured in crashes and worse still if a life is lost.