|Early morning accident on Scottsville Road|
Sunday morning, (March 22) around 6:45 AM, Lafayette Township Fire Protection District was dispatched to the 3700 Blk of Scottsville Rd. on an over turned vehicle on a bridge.
A few minutes later LTFPD Rescue 1 arrived on scene. Captain Brandon Alexander and his crew, FF/EMT Andrea Belden and FF Jeremy Shumate, found a passenger truck on its side hanging precariously over a creek bed 15 feet below.
The truck had been traveling North on Scottsville Rd. from Paoli Pike. The vehicle drifted to the right, off the roadway, traveled up a guardrail, and slammed into the concrete bridge abutment.
Rescue 1’s crew immediately secured the vehicle to keep from falling into the creek bed below. They found one victim, the driver, in the vehicle.
Georgetown Township Fire Protection District was called for assistance do to the lengthy extrication caused by the vehicles precarious position. It took crews, working together, about an hour to bring the victim out of the truck. The victim did not claim any injuries but was transported to the hospital to be checked out. The Floyd County Sheriff is conducting an investigation if the driver was under the influence at the time of the crash.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:04|