Several Grayson County residents were injured in car crashes on Monday, April 28.
Three individuals were injured when a car crashed into a buggy on Brandenburg Road.
At around 11:55 a.m. on Monday, personnel from Grayson County Emergency Medical Services, the Leitchfield Fire Department, and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle versus buggy crash near 3000 Brandenburg Road.
The driver of a blue, 1989 Cadillac, James Lunsford, 72, of Hudson, told police he had been travelling north on Brandenburg Road when he crested a hill and noticed the buggy, also travelling north, ahead of him, said Investigating GCSO Deputy Adam Cottrell on the scene.
Lunsford was unable to stop the vehicle in time to avoid striking the buggy, Cottrell said.
Five individuals were in the buggy at the time of the crash: Ivan Hoover; his wife, Louise Hoover; a male juvenile; a female juvenile; and an infant.
Cottrell said Ivan Hoover, Louise Hoover, and the male juvenile received non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
The female juvenile and the infant were uninjured.
The Cadillac was removed from the scene by Sonny’s Towing, and the horse and buggy were removed by private means.
The horse pulling the buggy had to be euthanized by the veterinarian.
Later on Monday afternoon, a head-on collision that took place on Lilac Road resulted in a number of reported injuries.
At around 5:18 p.m., the GCSO, GC EMS, and the LFD responded to a report of a two-vehicle injury crash near 2430 Lilac Road.
GCSO Detective Jeff Kelsey, who investigated the accident, said Donald Smith, one of the two drivers, reported the other vehicle, driven by Kelsey Calloway, hydroplaned, lost control, and went into his lane.
Smith told police he had tried to swerve to avoid Calloway’s vehicle, but was unable, and the two vehicles collided head-on, Kelsey said.
Minor injuries were reported as a result of the crash, and Calloway reportedly had no memory of the accident, according to Kelsey.