Sheriff's Office Works Seventh Collision In Seven Days, Credits Seatbelts & Child Restraint Seats For No Injuries
Edmonson Voice Staff, story and photo
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says they have responded to seven different collisions over the course of the last seven days, including a two vehicle crash last night that involved two juveniles in car seats.
Officials responded to the Penner Road crash in Chalybeate around 10:30pm on December 29, 2016. The Sheriff's Office said Theresa Mills, (29) of Brownsville was headed south in a 2003 Lincoln Aviator on the county road when according to officials, she topped a hill into the path of a 2011 Ford Mustang, driven by Christopher Phelps, (20) also of Brownsville, who was headed north.
According to officials, Mr. Phelps attempted to avoid the Lincoln, but the narrow road allowed him no more room to manuever and the two vehicles collided in the roadway.
The Sheriff's Office reported that there were two juveniles in Mills' vehicle, both of which were properly restrained in child safety seats. They were uninjured, along with the drivers of each vehicle who were both reportedly wearing their seat belts.
Officials said the proper use of safety belts and child seats greatly reduced the risk of injury in the collision, especially considering the damage that was sustained to both vehicles.
Also responding to the scene were both the Chalybeate and Brownsville Fire Departments along with Edmonson EMS and the Dist. 2 Constable.