A Leitchfield woman and toddler were injured in a Friday morning wreck on US Highway 62 (Beaver Dam Road) when their car overturned.
47-year-old Ella M. Carnes was travelling east on US 62 at just after 7 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle in a curve, according to the report filed with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
Carnes told Sheriff Rick Clemons that her 2001 Ford Taurus began to slide sideways and crossed the center line before leaving the roadway.
At that point, the report states that the car struck a mailbox and then flipped before hitting a tree and coming to a final rest on its top beside the roadway.
Carnes was properly belted at the time of the accident, and two children in the car, ages three and five, were in child safety seats.
Carnes suffered incapacitating back injuries, and was taken by Grayson County EMS to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center’s emergency room for treatment.
The three-year-old passenger suffered possible head/face injuries, while the five-year-old passenger was uninjured.
The vehicle sustained severe damage in the collision, and was removed from the scene by Sonny’s Wrecker Service.
In a separate incident two days earlier, a 29-year-old Sheperdsville woman sustained injuries in a rollover accident on Western Kentucky Parkway.
Leah B. Driscoll was travelling along the parkway approximately one mile east of the City of Clarkson when, according to her statement to Deputy Chris Bates of the GCSD, she looked down to change the radio station and ran off of the roadway.
Driscoll told the officer that she attempted to correct the vehicle’s path, but lost traction and began to slide down a ditch. At that point, the 2010 Toyota Corolla flipped and came to a rest off of the roadway.
Driscoll was treated at the scene by Grayson County EMS and was transported by ambulance to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center’s ER. She was treated there for a neck injury sustained during the accident.
Driscoll was properly belted at the time of the wreck.
The vehicle, which was severely damaged, was removed from the roadside by Stevenson’s Wrecker Service.