TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Vehicle Strikes Police Officer
Date of News Release: 10/18/2012
Elkton, KY. (Todd County) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating a collision where a vehicle struck a police officer. The collision occurred at approximately the six mile-marker on US 68 East in the limits of Elkton on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:15 a.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed the following: Elkton Police Officer Brian E. Atkinson, age 36 of Hopkinsville, KY, was investigating a two-vehicle, non-injury collision on US 68 East. As Officer Atkinson was pushing one of those vehicles off the travel portion of the roadway, he was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Richard K. Seay, age 50 of Elkton, KY, who was traveling eastbound on US 68 East. Officer Atkinson was knocked to the pavement. Mr. Seay's vehicle also struck the car that Officer Atkinson was pushing.
Officer Atkinson was transported via ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of multiple injuries. Mr. Seay, who was wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries, but refused treatment.
Trooper Michael Dennis is continuing the investigation. Trooper Nick Rice, Trooper Jonathan McGehee, Detective Scott Smith, the Elkton Police Department, the Todd County Sheriff’s Department, Todd County Fire & Rescue, and Todd County EMS assisted at the scene.