Cat causes Sunday crash

Matt Lasley Reporter

November 24, 2013

One local man was injured when he swerved to avoid a cat and totaled the blue Toyota he was driving on the morning of Sunday, November 24.

At around 9:23 a.m. on Sunday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, the Leitchfield Fire Department, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services responded to a single-vehicle accident at 8400 Owensboro Road.

The driver of the Toyota, Todd Lively, 32, of Caneyville, said at the scene that he had been travelling toward Leitchfield on Owensboro Road when he saw a cat in the road.

Lively swerved to avoid the cat, ran off the left hand side of the road, over-corrected and came back to the right-hand side of the road, over-corrected again, and exited the roadway on the right-hand side, said First Assistant Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall.

The Toyota then overturned and came to a rest upside down in a field near 8400 Owensboro Road, Duvall said.

Lively cut his finger in the accident but refused transport from the scene by GC EMS, said Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Hammons, who investigated the accident.

Lively was the only individual in the Toyota at the time of the crash, Hammons said.

The Toyota was totaled as a result of the accident and was removed from the scene by Terry’s Towing.