Woman hits good samaritan with car during chase in Pulaski County

SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - Somerset Police have arrested a woman after they say she stole the car of a woman trying to help her, struck her with the vehicle and then led police on a high speed chase.

Police say they were called out around 9:45am on Sunday for a status check on the Eastern KY 80 Bypass just east of Pumphouse Road.

The investigation revealed that 37-year-old Vickie Maynard of Russell Springs was involved in a single-vehicle accident and two Good Samaritans stopped to offer her help: Frank Adams and Dawna Wade.

Wade allowed Maynard to sit her in truck until help arrived and stood outside by the door. When officers arrived on the scene, Maynard pushed Wade down and took off in her truck, hitting her with the truck and hitting the other vehicle that had stopped to help as well as she sped away.

Police say they chased Maynard east on the KY 80 Bypass and onto KY 914 and KY 192 before finally pulling her over on North Main at the Crab Orchard Street intersection.

Wade was treated by the Somerset-Pulaski County EMS before being transported to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Adams was uninjured.

Maynard is lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center and charged with Assault, Robbery, Wanton Endangerment, Fleeing and Evading Police, Criminal Mischief, Reckless Driving and Operating on a Suspended License.

The incident remains under investigation.

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