Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Injury Collision on KY 88 in Hart County
Date of News Release: 11/12/2010
(Bowling Green, Ky.) -- Hershell D. Jones was traveling West on KY 88 (Cub Run Hwy) when he entered a sharp left curve. As Mr. Jones' vehicle entered the curve his utility truck dropped off of the right shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Jones jerked the wheel to the left in an attempt to get the truck back onto the roadway. As Mr. Jones' vehicle came back onto the roadway he crossed the center line and turned the wheel to the right, which caused Mr. Jones' vehicle to overturn on his left side. Mr. Jones' vehicle continued West on the roadway on his left side. Noel T. Johnston was traveling East and noticed Mr. Jones' vehicle out of control and pulled to the right side of the roadway. As Mr. Jones' vehicle approached Mr. Johnston's vehicle the large metal boom on top of the truck struck the windshield area of Mr. Johnston's vehicle and ripped off the top portion of the vehicle. After impact Mr. Jones was able to exit his vehicle and was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital by Hart County EMS where he was treated and released. Mr. Johnston had to be freed from his vehicle by mechanical means. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods Helicopter where he was admitted for his injuries.