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Injury Collision on New Glendale Road in Hardin County

Date of News Release: 02/16/2012

(Elizabethtown, KY) -- At approximately 7 am ET Post 4 Trooper Justin Spears responded to an injury crash at the 2000 block of New Glendale Road approximately 2 miles west of Elizabethtown in Hardin County.

A 2011 Honda Accord, operated by 66 year-old Lolita Martin from Glendale, KY, was eastbound on New Glendale Road. A 1998 Dodge Stratus, operated by 26 year-old Amanda Sims from Elizabethtown, KY was westbound on New Glendale Rd. A 1994 International Bus, operated by 61 year-old James Wallace from Elizabethtown, KY was eastbound on New Glendale Rd. James Wallace had just picked up children and was accelerating. Lolita Martin attempted to pass James Wallace and did not see Amanda Sims approaching. Amanda Sims took evasive action by steering to the right, but was unable to avoid striking Lolita Martin's vehicle head-on.

Lolita Martin's vehicle rotated and struck James Wallace's vehicle in the side with the rear portion of the vehicle. Amanda Sims' vehicle came to final rest in the ditch-line. Lolita Martin's vehicle came to final rest in the westbound lane. James Wallace's vehicle stopped in the eastbound lane and notified police.

Lolita Martin, was transported by the Hardin County EMS to HMH and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Amanda Sims was also transported to HMH and treated for moderate but non-life threatening injuries. A juvenile female passenger on the bus was treated at the scene by EMS for minor injuries, but was not transported. Lolita Martin and James Wallace were wearing a seatbelt. Amanda Sims was not restrained.

Tpr. Spears was assisted at the scene by Tpr. Brian Mouser and the Elizabethtown Fire and Rescue.

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