Moped driver involved in U.S. 31 accident recovering; two people injured Friday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 08:11


A moped that tangled with a pickup truck on Monday, January 7, came out on the short end of the deal, but, fortunately, its driver is recovering from the incident.

According to the Sheriff's Department, Joshua W. Brown, 30, Madison, was northbound on U.S. Highway 31 on his moped when a 2008 Chevy pickup truck operated by Randall Craig Roberts, 27, Lexington, failed to yield the right of way.

The pickup was at the t-intersection of Coffee Pot Road and U.S. 31 and attempted to turn onto the highway from the side road. The moped hit it with such force that the truck's back window cracked and its airbags deployed.

Brown had injuries to a leg and his head. He was transported by Scott County EMS to Scott Memorial Hospital and then was later transferred to University of Louisville for further treatment.

According to information from the Sheriff's Department, Brown is now recovering at his home.

In other departmental news, two people were injured in an accident that took place at the other end of Coffee Pot Road at 2:14 p.m. on Friday, January 11.

David S. Calloway, 37, Scottsburg, was driving west on S.R. 256 when he said he saw a 2004 Ford LX stopped at the T intersection of S.R. 256 and Coffee Pot Road in front of him. He said he applied the brakes of his 1998 Honda Civic, but they locked up, and he slid into the rear of the Ford.

The collision caused the Ford to move forward into a guardrail.

Calloway was not listed as injured, but the driver of the Ford, Geddy L. Engleking, 28, Williamson, Tx., suffered facial pain. His passenger, Janna E. Evans, 30, Scottsburg, experienced neck pain.

Both were assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS technicians and were transported to Scott Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

Deputy Joe Guarneri cited both driver distraction and brake failure as contributing factors in the accident.

Property damage was estimated at up to $50,000.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 08:12