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Major injuries avoided in serious wrecks
In Jan. 28 Issue
By Derek Aaron
Times Journal Reporter

The Russell Springs Police Department investigated two injury collisions over the weekend within the city's limits according to accident reports filed by the department.

A collision on Sunday afternoon at the Main St. stoplight in Russell Springs sent one driver to Russell County Hospital.

According to a report filed by Asst. Chief Jamie Rogers, a 1996 Ford F-250 pickup being driven by Alex Miller, 19, of Russell Springs and a 2005 Nissan Altima being driven by Matthew Hopper, 28, of Columbia collided at the intersection. The report stated that Miller was headed northbound on Ky. 379-Main Street while Hopper was eastbound on Ky. 430-Jamestown Street.

The two collided near the intersection, according to Rogers, and the impact put both vehicles into a spin with the car coming to a halt after hitting the Spotlight Hair Salon and the truck coming to rest after hitting the old Western Auto Store building.

Miller was not injured in the wreck, according to Rogers, but Hopper, his wife Jessica, and their two-week old daughter, Addison, were taken to the Russell County Hospital.

Hopper was treated for cuts to his head and face while Jessica and Addison were checked out for injury and later released. Airbags and seat belts were credited with preventing serious injury in the collision.

The RSPD is still investigating the exact cause of the wreck, which occurred at 1:52 p.m. Sunday.

In another weekend collision investigated by Rogers, two adults and a child were injured Saturday morning during a one vehicle wreck in Russell Springs.

According to police reports, the wreck occurred just after 9 a.m. when Jessica Stargel, 19, of Russell Springs, lost control of a 2007 Chevy Impala while driving westbound on Lakeway Drive, between Curves and the Branscum Fruit Market.

According to Rogers, the Stargel vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the road, over-corrected and at that point Stargel lost control of the vehicle which then left the road, hitting a tree.

Stargel and her two passengers, Sam Luttrell, 24, and Raelyn Dugger, one year, were injured and taken by Russell County EMS to Russell County Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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