Kentucky State Police (KSP) Vehicle Enforcement Trooper Jason Freeman responded to the scene, and reported that inclement weather was the cause of the accident. He also said that most subjects involved were unharmed.
“There’s only one person that is being transported to the hospital and he was complaining of neck and back pain,” Freeman disclosed.
According to Trooper Freeman, the driver of a gray SUV began slowing down as he descended Log Mountain, traveling north. The white passenger vehicle behind him, carrying an unidentified woman and infant, attempted to do the same, but was unable to stop on the slick roadway. The car hit the SUV in the rear, causing extensive damage to the front of the car, but luckily not to the baby, the car’s driver, or the children and adult passengers in the other vehicle. The driver of the SUV, however, was taken to the hospital by ambulance after reporting back and neck pain.
The infant in the car and the youngest child in the SUV were in car seats. The condition of the SUV’s driver is unknown. KSP Trooper Keith Baker and the Bell County Rescue Squad assisted at the scene.
Lorie Settles is a staff writer for the Middlesboro Daily News. She may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.