Darren Doyle, story and photo
Emergency personnel were called to a three car accident with possible injuries yesterday at Veterans Memorial and Park Place Center during the middle of the 3pm school rush hour.
According to police, Sara Saling, 27, of Bee Spring and Jitendrakumar Patel of Brownsville were waiting in the southbound lane on Veterans Memorial Highway to turn left into Park Place St. Police also said that Charline Thomas, 66, of Brownsville was travelling south when she struck Patel’s vehicle in the rear, forcing him to go forward, also striking Saling’s vehicle.
Reports showed that as emergency personnel arrived, medical assistance was offered to all parties involved, but police said both Patel and Saling were not injured. Thomas was transported to Bowling Green Medical Center via Edmonson EMS for non-life threatening injuries.
Traffic was held up for about a half hour as it was detoured out HWY 70 through Arthur Road. Rumors of the severity of the accident spread quickly, but other than delayed traffic and minor injuries, things were back to normal in a short amount of time.
A statement from the Brownsville Police Department thanked the Brownsville Fire Department, Edmonson County EMS, Edmonson County Dispatch and all other first responders who arrived to help.
"The Brownsville Police Department would also like to thank the citizens of Brownsville for being patient while the road was temporarily blocked during school traffic. We would like to also encourage everyone to drive safely during hazardous weather," the statement read.