Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Injury Collision on Hardinsburg Road
Date of News Release: 10/30/2010
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On Saturday, October 30, 2010, at approximately 0656 hours, KSP responded to an injury accident in the 6000 block of KY 86 (Hardinsburg Road). Unit 1, a 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, was traveling north on KY86 when for unknown reasons the vehicle departed the right shoulder of the roadway. The operator, James B. Buchanan of Garfield, KY, over-corrected, causing the vehicle to depart the roadway and turn over on top of the operator's leg. The operator of unit 1 was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital before being transferred to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident is being investigated by Trooper C. Berry. The operator was not wearing a helmet. Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor. The operator was cited for operating a mother vehicle under the influence of alcohol.