Deputies Say Medical Emergency Causes Driver To Lose Consciousness While Driving: Man Injured In Wreck
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Local first responders and law enforcement were dispatched to HWY 259N around 12:40pm today near Midway Church to the scene of a single vehicle accident that resulted in the driver being sent to the hospital.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Bill Mudd, (69) of Leitchfield, was headed south in a red Ford F150 pickup when he apparently experienced some sort of medical emergency.
Sheriff's deputies reported that through the witness account from an unnamed passenger who had no reported injuries, the driver suffered some sort of medical emergency and lost consciousness. Mr. Mudd then lost control of the truck and it exited the right side of the roadway, where it missed a guardrail by about a foot, traveled down an embankment and struck a tree where it came to final rest.
A Sheriff's Deputy said that the driver was fortunate to have missed the guardrail, as it would have likely caused the truck to go airborne at its current speed.
Mr. Mudd was transported to the Medical Center in Bowling Green for non-life threatening injuries by Edmonson EMS. He was reportedly wearing his seat belt and multiple airbags deployed in the crash.
Also responding to the scene was Brownsville Fire Department, Brownsville JAWS, Edmonson County Emergency Management, and the KY State Highway Department.