Wet Roads Cause Morning Crashes

Wet roads made for dangerous driving Tuesday morning in parts of Kentucky. Police in Pulaski County say the weather lead to several serious accidents.

One crash north of Somerset left a car wedged in some trees in a heavily wooded area. Firefighters used the jaws of life to rescue the driver. Police say the weather is partly to blame for that crash.

"They left roadway due to wet road. Flipped several times according to witness statements, struck some trees," Deputy Steve Cundiff said.

The driver was taken to the Somerset Hospital. Her condition isn't known.

That wasn't the only crash in Pulaski County Tuesday morning. Police say there was a head on crash on Highway 90 south of Somerset as well. At least one person was hurt in that crash.

Police also think wet roads played a role in a head-on crash involving an ambulance in eastern Kentucky.

The ambulance was taking a patient to the hospital in Knox County when a car crossed the center line and hit it on North Kentucky 11, just outside Barbourville.

The three EMT's on board had minor injuries. The driver of the car was also taken to a local hospital.

The patient on the ambulance was flown to UK Hospital for reasons not related to the crash.


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  • by leo Location: richmond on Aug 26, 2008 at 03:33 PM
    if people would just slow down and not be in a hurry these accidents wouldn't happen. Just Plain IDIOT drivers !! They deserve to have their license taken away for years if the accident is caused by speeding !!! People like this is what kills innocent drivers!!
  • by michelle Location: somerset on Aug 26, 2008 at 11:39 AM
    saw the wreck on hwy 39 it was pretty bad hope everyone was ok... this rd is awful for wrecks everyone goes so fast on this rd very dangerous rd.

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