TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Two injured in a two vehicle collision on Jackson Purchase Parkway
Date of News Release: 07/24/2011
(Mayfield, Ky.) -- Pamela Jackson was traveling north on the Jackson Purchase Parkway. Matthew Abbott was traveling south on the Jackson Purchase Parkway when he hydroplaned and crossed the median into the northbound lanes. Ms. Jackson was unable to avoid the collision and struck Mr. Abbott's van on the front driver's side. Mr. Abbott's vehicle overturned and came to final rest off the east side of the road. Ms. Jackson's vehicle also came to final rest off the east side of the road. Both drivers suffered multiple injuries and were transported by Mayfield-Graves County EMS to Jackson Purchase Hospital. Trooper Pervine was assisted at the scene by Wingo Rescue, Mayfield-Graves County EMS, and the Graves County Sheriff's Department.