Injury wreck in front of Russell Springs Elementary school
In Aug. 21-27 issue
RUSSELL SPRINGS - Russell County Deputy Sheriff Nick Bertram said that Brenda S. Pruitt, 62, of Russell Springs did not obey signals to stop from School Resource Officer Larry Skaggs as Pruitt was northbound on U.S. 127 in a older model Ford Escort.
Her car struck another vehicle, a Dodge Stratus being driven by an 18-year-old who had just picked up his younger sisters at Russell Springs Elementary.
Bertram said that after Pruitt was taken to the hospital it was determined that she was likely impared, and she was cited for driving under the influence.
The Dodge driven by Dustin Carroll of Russell Springs was struck by Pruitt's vehicle. Both Pruitt and Janice Carroll were transported from the scene by the Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital emergency room where they were treated and released.
Three other passengers in the Carroll vehicle, the youth’s sisters, Tiffany, 11, and Brooklyn, 7, as well as Fernadez Lopez, 24, all of Russell Springs escaped injury.
That wreck occurred at 2:55 p.m Monday.
In other traffic incidents, Ted Beckman, owner of Lake & Shake Grill in Russell Springs was seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck Sunday evening in Marion County.
According to Trooper John Adams, Beckman lost control of his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle in a curve on Ky. 49, about six miles south of Lebanon.
Beckman was initially treated at the Springview Hospital and then transferred to the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington for further treatment
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