A silver Toyota SUV and a red Ford Ranger collided, sending both drivers to the hospital, in an accident on US Highway 62 in Leitchfield at 3:17 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17.
Witnesses to the accident reported that the driver of the Ford Ranger, Harold Hodge of Leitchfield, had been swerving for over a mile and had nearly struck two other vehicles while driving on Highway 62, according to an accident report by the Leitchfield Police Department (LFD).
The driver of the Toyota SUV, Amy Day of Caneyville, reported to investigating Leitchfield Police Officer Ian Renfrow that she had been traveling on the west bound lane of Highway 62 at the time of the accident, according to the accident report.
The report read that Day heard a vehicle ahead of her honking its horn before she saw the Ford Ranger come across the center line toward her. Day said she attempted to swerve onto the shoulder to avoid the collision, but she was unable to avoid being struck on the driver’s side of her vehicle, according to the report.
Skid marks showed that Day’s vehicle spun counterclockwise approximately 90 degrees before coming to a rest on the outside right shoulder of the eastbound lane of travel, facing south, several feet from the point of impact, the report read.
Day was taken by Grayson County Emergency Medical Service to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center (TLRMC) to receive medical attention after informing Renfrow that she felt numbness and pain in her left arm and shoulder, the report read.
Hodge was found to have lacerations to his face and bruising to both arms, as a result of his vehicle’s airbag having deployed. Hodge responded in a confused manner when asked if he would need medical attention, the report read.
While Leitchfield Fire Department (LFD) personnel checked Hodge’s vehicle for any fire hazards, LFD Sergeant Bryan Langdon said he was familiar Hodge was diabetic and might need to have his sugar checked, according to the report.
Hodge was taken by EMS to TLRMC for further medical attention, and Renfrow noted - when he later attempted to speak with Hodge at the hospital - that Hodge’s conversation and coherence appeared to have worsened, the report read.
Terry’s Towing Service towed Day’s Toyota SUV from the scene of the accident, and Stevenson’s Wrecker Service towed Hodge’s Ford Ranger - both vehicles were found to be inoperable at the scene, according to the report.