By Rachel Dove
SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. - A tw0-vehicle collision that occurred on the Kentucky side of the Pete Dillon (Harvey Street) Bridge at 5 p.m. Tuesday resulted in substantial damage to one car and minor damage to the other. No injuries were reported.
According to statements given at the scene by the drivers, Kaley Dillon, of Pecks Mill, W.Va., was operating a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer and was traveling out of Williamson in the direction of U.S. Highway 119. Dillon said she pulled to the end of the bridge, stopped and looked both ways prior to entering the four-lane. When she let off the brake and accelerated, according to the report, her car struck a 2003 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Larry Thompson, of Lenore, in the rear end.
“I had looked both ways but I didn’t look back again to the right before hitting the gas,” Dillon said. “I thought the truck had already entered onto 119, but apparently he had stopped.”
Dillon’s car sustained serious damage to the front end and had to be towed from the scene, while the truck received moderate damage to the right bumper and remained operable.
The Belfry Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene, as well as emergency medical personnel. Both drivers refused medical treatment. The firefighters removed debris from the roadway and assisted with traffic control. The accident was investigated by Kentucky State Police from Post 9 in Pikeville.