Darren Doyle, story and photo:
A two vehicle accident at the Rocky Hill crossroads today sent each driver to the hospital with injuries.
Emergency workers responded to the scene around 10:30am this morning where according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, a 2005 Chevy 2500 pickup driven by Roman Vidal Martinez, (37), of Magnolia, KY was headed north on 31W, pulling a cattle trailer when a 2013 Ford F150 driven by Kara Simms, (25), Lexington, who was headed west on 259, attempted to cross 31W. Simms apparently did not see Martinez and pulled into his path, according to law enforcement.
The Sheriff's Office said each vehicle attempted to avoid the other but Martinez's trailer exchanged ends with his truck, turning it the opposite direction while striking the Simms, knocking her Ford truck approximately 80 feet up the highway.
Simms truck came to rest in the middle of the road while the Chevy and its trailer landed in a nearby ditch. Debris and personal belongings were scattered along 31W.
Both Martinez and Simms were transported via Edmonson EMS to the Medical Center for serious cuts and bruises. Officials said that while they were both incapacitated from the accident, their injuries were non-life threatening. Both drivers were reportedly wearing their seat belts.
Also responding at the scene were the Brownsville, Chalybeate, and Rocky Hill Fire Departments.