Darren Doyle, story and photos
A Bowling Green woman slipped and fell in the crosswalk between Bank of Edmonson County and the Community Center today, resulting in a trip to the hospital.
Alma Martin, (75) of Bowling Green was walking across the street in the parking lot on her way to the community center building. Family members said she saw an oncoming car and tried to hurry up through the crosswalk. As she attempted to take an accelerated step, she slipped on the wet pavement and landed face-first in the road. She suffered a large gash on her forehead as a result of the fall.
Edmonson County PAWS was holding a fundraising event inside the community center and Animal Control Officer Eric Roscoe who was also inside, was able to give first aid and contact EMS. Several members of PAWS rushed to the woman's side to help.
She was taken to the Medical Center via Edmonson EMS. Family members said that other than being shaken up and needing some stitches, Mrs. Martin is going to be ok.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon, who helped direct traffic at the scene, credited the quick action of volunteers. "It's what makes Edmonson County what it is, people helping others."
There was no indication that the approaching vehicle was involved nor was accused of any traffic violation. It was also not implied that the vehicle did not have intentions of stopping at the crosswalk. Two vehicles were stopped at the crosswalk after the accident and both drivers offered help at the scene.