Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Two people on a motorcycle were sent to the hospital yesterday afternoon after they were involved in a rear-end collision near Mis Amigos Mexican Grill around 2:30pm, according to the Brownsville Police Department.
Officials said Jeffery Beals, 60, of Bowling Green was headed north on KY 259 on a 2005 Honda motorcycle when he was rear-ended by a 2001 Ford Taurus, driven by Susan Drury, 67, of Brownsville as Beals had slowed down to turn into the restaurant.
According to police, Mrs. Drury didn't see the bike and did not stop, striking the motorcycle and knocking Beals and his passenger, Rhonda Beals, 57, also of Bowling Green, off the bike.
Both the operator and passenger of the motorcycle were transported to the Medical Center at Bowling Green for non-life threatening injuries. Drury was reportedly uninjured in the accident.
"We appreciate all the emergency personnel who helped on scene," said Brownsville Police Chief Jeff Jewell. "This happened just as school had dismissed and traffic was backed up all the way across the bridge to the Minit Mart. We apologize for the inconvenience the delay caused, but we reacted as quickly and as safely as possible. Thanks to all the emergency help, we were able to clear the scene quicker than anticipated."
Responding to the scene in addition to the Brownsville PD were the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Edmonson EMS, and the Brownsville and Kyrock Fire Departments.