In Sept. 10 Issue
"The driver—stated he was traveling west on Hwy 80 when he looked off the roadway to the left," noted Officer Chasity Shirley. "When he looked back at the roadway he realized he was close to the while line and thought he had hit a mailbox."
Ben Hayes, 39, of Russell Springs was not seriously injured when was knocked from his bicycle Monday morning.
Hayes was riding a bicycle in the far right of westbound Ky. 80 around 10 a.m. when he was struck by the 1999 Ford van driven by Brandon K. Schetler, 17, of Russell Springs.
Hayes was taken by private vehicle to the Russell County Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
The "jaws of life" had to be used to extract a man trapped in a single car wreck at the parkway interchange Monday afternoon.
Russell Springs Police Sgt. Troy Young said that Michael L. Barbee, 49, of Russell Springs was southbound on U.S. 127 when his '94 Mercury crossed the concrete median, the northbound lane, and then the roadway before it went up a steep embankment, and rolled over at least twice before coming back down the embankment on its roof.
Barbee was taken by ambulance to the Russell County Hospital and then flown to the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.