HARDY, Ky. – A two vehicle collision on stare route KY 319 in the Hardy, Ky. community on Thursday afternoon sent four people to the hospital including a two year old child.
According to Trooper H.L. Smith with the Kentucky State Police, Raymond Stanley of McCarr, Ky was traveling north on KY 319 when for an unknown reason the Toyota Tacoma he was operating crossed the center-line and collided head on with a Jeep Cherokee, operated by Ashley Bailey of Freeburn, Ky.
Bailey along with one of the passengers in her vehicle, Stevie Wolford, also of Freeburn were transported to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be serious injuries, including head, neck, arm and back injuries.
The second passenger in the Bailey vehicle, a child was transported to Tug Valley ARH for precautionary reasons.
Both occupants of the Jeep were wearing a seatbelt and the child was restrained in a car seat.
The driver of the Toyota was also transported to Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) for treatment of very serious injuries, including a head injury. Stanley was not wearing a seatbelt.
Appalachian First Response Ambulance Service transported the injured to PMC, a call to PMC confirmed no one who was transported to the facility was admitted.
The accident tied up traffic on the busy stretch of roadway for almost two hours.
Members of the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene with traffic control and debris cleanup at scene.
According to Trooper Smith the accident is still under investigation.
Kendra Mahon is a reporter with the Williamson Daily News, she can be contacted at [email protected] or 304-235-4242 ext 2278.