Hopkins County teenager cut from car after accident | News
The Kentucky State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury collision that occurred at the intersection of US 41 (Hanson Road) and Hamilton Drive, approximately three miles north of Hanson, early Thursday morning.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Kellie J. Lander,18 of Hanson, was operating a 2000 Nissan Maxima around 6:40 a.m. She was stopped on Hamilton Drive at the intersection with US 41. Michael Ball,46, of Manitou, was driving a 2004 Freightliner tractor-trailer northbound on US 41 approaching the intersection. Ball was hauling bags of concrete.
Troopers say the teen pulled into the intersection attempting to make a left turn. The trucker swerved to the left, but was unable to avoid her. The vehicles collided in the intersection. Lander's vehicle rotated clockwise and struck the northbound guardrail, coming to rest in the middle of US 41. The tractor-trailer continued northbound and crossed the southbound lane striking the southbound guardrail. It crossed back into the northbound lane and came to rest against the northbound guardrail on US 41.
Members of the Hanson Volunteer Fire Department had to cut the girl from her vehicle. She was transported via ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. Ball sustained possible injuries and advised he would seek treatment at a later time. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. There were no passengers in either vehicle.