By Hayley M. Cook
SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. - A three-vehicle collision occurred Tuesday afternoon in front of Advance Auto Parts in South Williamson, and resulted in five people being taken to the hospital.
According to Kentucky State Trooper Hoyt Smith, the accident occurred at about 3 p.m. when an unidentified car sped onto U.S. Highway 119 in an attempt to cut in front of a private passenger van, driven by Menvill Justice, of Freeburn, Kentucky, and a Chevy truck, driven by Cory Eugene Young, of Huddy, Kentucky.
Justice hit the brakes on his vehicle immediately, causing Young to crash his truck into the rear of his white van, Smith said. The impact from Young’s truck pushed the van forward and caused a second collision with a Cadillac, which was driven by Jim Madlon, of Williamson, the trooper said.
Other passengers included Cory Eugene Young’s 7-year old daughter, who had to be pulled from the truck and was left with a large gash on her forehead. Also in Young’s vehicle was Paula Jervis, who sustained no serious injuries.
Justice was the only person in his vehicle, and two unnamed passengers were in the vehicle with Jim Madlon.
None of the injuries to the five were life-threatening. Justice was the only victim not taken to the hospital for his injuries.
The Belfry Volunteer Fire Department responded to the emergency call and provided patient care, traffic control and scene cleanup.