On Tuesday, March 31st, at approx. 4:00 pm, Lt. Jeff Jewell with the Brownsville City Police responded to a vehicle accident on the Brownsville Bridge involving a Farmer's Fertilzer truck from Smiths Grove and a silver Chevy Impala driven by Blake Meredith, 35, of Clarkson.
According to police, a large piece of steel flew off of the trailer being pulled by the fertilizer truck, bounced off of the roadway, and shot through the center of the windshield of the Impala. The piece of steel was hurled directly between Meredith and his passenger and twin brother, Brett Meredith, 35, of Leitchfield.
The large piece of steel then glanced off of Blake's right arm and hit the back seat. They both sustained minor injuries due to flying glass shards, but both refused any medical treatment. The truck was driven by Roger Johnson, 47, of Smiths Grove. Lt. Jewell was assisted on scene by Deputy Stoney Phillips of the Sheriff's Office. There were no traffic citations issued, and no charges were filed.
Edmonson Voice Staff
4/2/2015 05:20:59 am
Shouldn't there have been a citation for load not tied down properly, at the very least?
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