Woman Remains Critical After Crash With State Trooper

A crash in Laurel County Tuesday night sent three people, including a KSP trooper, to the hospital.

Police say Trooper First Class Parrish Baker was headed to a different accident when his cruiser and an SUV collided at Highway 30 and the Hal Rogers Parkway.

The passenger in the SUV, Ashley Angel, 24, is in critical condition at UK Hospital.

Her husband, Curtis Angel, 26, is stable at St. Joseph Hospital in London.

Trooper Baker suffered a broken hand and has been released from the hospital.

Police say he had his lights and sirens on at the time of the wreck.


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  • by Jody Location: KY on Aug 29, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    It seems police always drive too fast to most people......that is unless it's their emergency, then it's not fast enough. Law enforcement has a shortage of officers in these counties and usually the police are backed up on complaints, not to mention the size of territory they cover. To all of these who complain think before you criticize...next time they may be enroute to you.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 28, 2008 at 11:55 PM
    I hope all the people wanting the police and ems to slow down on here remember this when they have to call because someone is trying to break into there house or because someone they truly care about is having a heart attack. Make sure when you call 911 you tell them to drive the speed limit and take there time. As for the statement of approaching intersections with caution: I don't think none of them just fly through with out looking. It is people that pay no attention to nothing around them when they drive that are at fault. Just because a light is green does not mean it is clear. People should look no matter if the light is green. We depend on machines like traffic lights to do the work for us and the fact is they can't see, all they do is change colors.
  • by Rebecca on Aug 28, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    RIGHT ON PEGGY!!!!!!!
  • by BILL Location: ASHLAND on Aug 27, 2008 at 10:18 PM
    I KNOW PARRISH BAKER REAL WELL. HE IS A SUPER GUY AND FOLLOWED ALL POLICIES AND ALL LAWS. IM SURE THIS WAS JUST A FREAK ACCIDENT. I HOPE THE ANGEL'S ARE GOING TO BE OKAY. I HATE TO HEAR THIS..MAY ALL OF YOU ALL BE BLESSED AND WATCHED OVER...
  • by Peggy Location: Lexington area on Aug 27, 2008 at 12:11 PM
    I find it difficult to believe that some individuals are so unsupportive of our state troopers who risk their lives on a daily basis to aid and protect us citizens. I'm sure that when an emergency arises that directly involves us or our families we want the police there as soon as possible. Yet, I realize that after reading some comments posted that people are very unsupportive As a nurse, I have found that when a patient goes into cardiac arrest or an emergency arises, I am wanted at bedside ASAP. I realize now after reading some of these comments that I can't run into the halls to get to that patient b/c I might run into someone and a bystander may get hurt. I guess it is easy to point fingers; but when you are the one in need: it is a whole different ballgame. I pray for a speedy recovery for all individuals involved. And yes I did say speedy. Trooper Baker I both adimire and respect what you do daily and I hope that if ever I'm in need, I have an officer like you. God Bless.
  • by CT Location: Lexington on Aug 27, 2008 at 09:47 AM
    I agree with Steve, I have seent his happen numerous times in alot of cities. Makes it even more ridicilous is that they are usually on their cellphones while doing that or on regular emergency calls
  • by STEVE Location: LONDON on Aug 27, 2008 at 06:10 AM
    IT SEEMS THAT ALL EMERGENCY VEHICLES ARE IN A HURRY , AND USE LIGHTS AND SIRENS IN THE INTERSECTIONS, THEN WHEN THEY GET 1/2 MILE DOWN THE ROAD THE LIGHTS AND SIRENS GO OFF. I HAVE SEEN THIS SEVERAL TIMES.
  • by ollie Location: Mckee on Aug 27, 2008 at 05:13 AM
    May be our Troopers need to slow down somewhat.There has been alot of accident's involving policemen lately.
  • by Dee Location: KY on Aug 27, 2008 at 04:47 AM
    I wasn't there but even with lights and siren on did he enter the intersection with caution? I know he had an emergency but look what happened because MOST of the emergency vehicals do not take precaution (enter to light and make sure no one is in the way) Sometimes I can not hear them until they are right behind me or if its dark I see the lights. I am near deaf. I pray that they are recover quick and I hope that they Emergency personal will slow down a little. This is what happens when they get going too fast, they don't get there at all.
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Aug 27, 2008 at 03:28 AM
    Seems like a lot of cops are crashing lately. Maybe they need some refresher courses on driving. At least hang up their phones when responding!
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