Jackson County Couple Recovering From Crash

We needed all of these recent rain showers, but the wet roads prove to cause problems for drivers.

We've had reports of numerous accidents across the region.

A Jackson County couple is recovering from a Tuesday night accident after their car was hit by a state trooper who was on his way to another accident.

24-year-old Ashley Angel is in critical condition at UK Hospital.

Her husband, 26-year-old Curtis Angel is stable at Saint Joseph Hospital in London.

The couple was heading west on Highway 30 Tuesday night when Trooper First Class Parrish Baker came through the intersection on the Hal Rogers Parkway around 7:30. KSP says Baker had the red light.

“He had his emergency equipment activated, then he slowed at the intersection and that's when another vehicle pulled into the path of his police car and a collision occurred,” says Chris Lanham of Kentucky State Police.

Baker is a 19-year veteran with the Kentucky State Police. The accident remains under investigation.

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  • by Mike Location: Hartford Conneticut on Aug 27, 2008 at 05:50 PM
    First of all driving is taken to lightly in this nation. We get behind the wheel, turn our radio on, eat our fast food, and drive blissfully down the road. Let me remind you that as a driver it is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings and evironment at all times. It's called defensive driving. What does that mean? It means being aware, don't speed up when some one pulls out in front of you, expect them to pull out and slow down. It means don't speed up trying to beat red lights, it means driving a safe speed, it means being aware and trying to predict every other drivers next move. It also means not being an aggresive hot head driver. It is the law to move over for emergency vehicles. Be aware and stop treating your vehicle as an extension of your home. A car is a deadly weapon and should be treated like any other weapon. Good Day!
  • by Doug Location: London on Aug 27, 2008 at 01:27 PM
    This is exactly the reason a driver should never assume that just because they have a green light that everything will be OK. Sometime just a quick glance in both directions will stop this from happening. I drive for living and I see stuff like this all the time. It always pays to look just to be safe.
  • by Hannah Location: Hazard on Aug 27, 2008 at 07:29 AM
    Especially when its dark and raining. Fog and heavy rain are hard to see through, and windows will be up to keep the rain out.
  • by me Location: richmond on Aug 27, 2008 at 06:27 AM
    alot of times you can't hear these sirens until they get right up on you. Most people have their windows rolled up and have their radio ons. Most emergency vehicles shouldn't assume we see or hear them.


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