Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

January 25, 2013

Icy roads cause multiple wrecks

By MELINDA J. OVERSTREET
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW —

Area emergency personnel spent most of Friday morning working accidents due to the hazardous roadway conditions. Nearly 20 of those wrecks are known to have resulted in injuries.

Glasgow Police Department had 17 accident-related calls between roughly 6 and 9:30 a.m., Chief Guy Turcotte said.

“We’ve been inundated with traffic crashes this morning,” he said. “All my guys were busy all at once for a few hours.”

GPD answered calls for nine noninjury motor vehicle accidents, one accident with at least one person injured and seven motorist assists, where the car stalled or slid off the road, for example.

In addition, to the vehicular accidents, Turcotte said four people were transported to T.J. Samson for slip-and-fall accidents, and two of those were later flown to Louisville; some had head injuries.

“And two officers had slip-and-fall injuries today,” he said. “They’re going to be sore, but they’ll be fine.”

The first of two injury accidents worked by the Barren County Sheriff’s Office occurred when Elroy Shirley of Glasgow lost control of his 2000 Ford Taurus, while trying to stop at the stop sign at South Gassaway Road and Bishop Road just after 6 a.m., according to a BCSO statement. The vehicle slid through the stop sign before it collided with a guardrail on Bishop Road. Shirley and a passenger in the vehicle were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. Shirley was transported to T.J. Samson Community Hospital by Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Medical Service for a possible hip injury, all according to the BCSO statement. South Barren Volunteer Fire Department also responded.

For the full story, see the print or e-edition of Saturday's Glasgow Daily Times.