Trailer Likely Kept Car From Hitting Gas Pumps Or Bystanders, According To Police
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Smiths Grove woman was injured in a crash on Monday night when her vehicle collided with a parked semi trailer in the Minit Mart parking lot in Brownsville.
According to the Brownsville Police Department, Linda Band, (68) of Smiths Grove was headed north on Main Street (KY 259) when her 2011 Buick left the roadway and traveled along the sidewalk in front of the Green River Apartments. Police said the vehicle continued on the sidewalk in front of the Wildcat Car Wash, crossed Wildcat Way, crashed through the Minit Mart fence, and collided with a parked semi trailer in the parking lot.
Officials said Band possibly suffered a medical episode which caused her to lose control of her car. No alcohol or drugs were suspected in any way, according to Brownsville Police. She was transported to Greenview Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Police said it appeared that the car slammed into the trailer's tires at around 40mph. Band was reportedly wearing her seat belt and airbags were deployed. Brownsville PD said the situation could've likely been worse had the trailer not been there, as the car was headed toward gas pumps and store customers.
Also assisting at the scene was the Brownsville Fire Department and District 2 Constable.