Five injured in recent wrecks

By Matt Lasley -

Several individuals were injured in accidents that took place over the last several days.

The first incident occurred at approximately 2:25 p.m. on Friday, April 15 when a motorcycle, operated by 57-year-old Charles Gamble, of Stephensport, KY, was travelling northbound on Eveleigh Road near the Eveleigh bridge.

According to Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, a truck was, at the same time, turning into a road on the south side of Eveleigh Road.

The motorcycle came around the curve too quickly, and Gamble, realizing he would strike the truck, laid the motorcycle down, causing it to skid across the southbound lane into a guardrail, Chaffins said.

Gamble suffered serious road rash in the crash and was transported from the scene by Grayson County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS) to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center (TLRMC) to receive treatment for his injuries, according to Chaffins.

The second accident, also involving a motorcycle, occurred at 5:03 p.m. on Friday at 2000 Duff Rd. in Leitchfield.

At the time of the accident, Dale Liptak, 57, of Leitchfield, was driving his 2007 Ducati Monster home when, about a half of a mile away from his house, a deer entered the roadway from the west side, according to investigating Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Deputy Joey Beasley.

An accident report filed by Beasley states that Liptak hit his brakes and swerved to miss the deer. The motorcycle lay on its side and skidded a total of 132 feet before coming to a rest off the road.

Beasley said Liptak suffered road rash, and his helmet was scraped up, as well.

Liptak was transported from the scene by GCEMS to TLRMC to receive treatment for his injuries, and the motorcycle was towed from the scene by Ward’s.

The third accident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Monday morning, April 18 when two vehicles collided at 10099 Anneta Rd.

At the time of the crash, a 2001 Ford Windstar, driven by Chad Woodcock, 39, of Clarkson, was travelling southbound on Anneta Road when it met a 1998 Mercury Sable, driven by Corey VanMeter, 23, of Caneyville, and travelling north.

The Mercury then crossed the center line and struck the driver’s side area of the Ford, according to an accident report filed by investigating GCSO Sergeant Bryan Hammons.

Woodcock turned the Ford toward a ditch to try to avoid the impact, but the Ford was struck anyway, the report read.

Both Woodcock and his passenger Jessica Dennis, 30, of Clarkson, were transported from the scene of the crash by GCEMS to TLRMC to receive treatment for non-life-threatening accident-related injuries, according to Hammons.

Corey Vanmeter reportedly sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene.

Corey Vanmeter’s passenger, Trunetta Vanmeter, of Leitchfield, was uninjured in the crash.

Both the Ford and the Mercury were disabled as a result of the crash. The Ford was removed from the scene by Sonny’s Wrecker Service, and the Mercury was removed from the scene by Decker’s Auto Sales.

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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