The University of Kentucky air medical service was called in to transport a Harrison County man who suffered several injuries, including an apparent concussion, following a collision between trucks at the intersection of KY 36 and Lafferty Pike at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Fortunately, after an examination of his injuries, Floyd Rice, 48, of Junction Pike was treated and released from the UK Chandler Medical Center the same evening.
At the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, Rice said he was very sore and stiff, but otherwise appeared to be fine.
But at the accident scene on Thursday, Rice’s condition appeared to be a bit more serious.
According to an accident report filed by Deputy Sheriff Joe Daniel, Rice was heading westbound on KY 36 in a black Ford Ranger when Robert Watson, in a white Ford F250, pulled out into the middle of the highway from Lafferty Pike.
Rice slammed on his brakes, leaving a black skid mark measuring almost 25 feet, before slamming into Watson’s driver’s side door near the left hand side of the road.
Both cars came to rest in a culvert along a bank of KY 36. Witnesses of the accident said that the vehicle on Lafferty Pike did not completely stop at the intersection, the report said.
Watson reported that he did not see Rice’s vehicle until he was in the middle of KY 36.
When Daniel arrived at the scene, he observed Watson standing beside his truck. The deputy saw Floyd lying in the grass in front of his truck. Floyd was conscious with lacerations to his face.
Brown’s Ambulance service called in air medical transport from the University of Kentucky to land on the top of a hill near the accident scene. Floyd was transferred to the helicopter to be transported to UK hospital.
To date, no charges have been filed in connection with the accident.