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Two injured in accident on Bull Run Road Sat 16 Sep 2017

Two young men, 17 & 18 years old treated on the scene and at TJ Health/Columbia, KY. Driver later flown to UL Hospital in Louisville, KY
See also, earlier story by Larry Smith, The Big Dawg 99.9FM & The WAVE, 92.7 FM: Single vehicle crash on Bull Run RD knocks out power overnight

By ACSO Deputy Sheriff Brandon Hitch

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at approximately 10:45pmCT, The Adair County Sheriffs Office responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred on Bull Run Road.


The accident occurred when a 2015 Kia car being operated by 18 year old James Tyler Watt of Boston, KY, along with a passenger 17 year old Aaron Hall, of Leitchfield, KY, failed to negotiate a curve when passing Dwight Curry Road on Bull Run Road, dropping off the shoulder then striking a tree traveling up the tree then striking a utility pole.

The vehicle then came to rest on its top with power lines and a transformer on their vehicle.
James Tyler Watt was flown to University Of Louisville Hospital for injuries sustained. Aaron Hall was treated a T.J. hospital for injuries sustained.

There was a power outage for several hours as crews from Taylor County RECC worked to restore the outage.

Deputy Brandon Hitch was the investigating officer, assisted by Deputy Joey Keith, along with Columbia Police Department and Adair Search and Rescue.


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Scene of single vehicle crash on Bull Run Road



2017-09-17 - Bull Run Road, a few feet NE of Dwight Curry Road - Photo By Ed Waggener .
Bull Run Road at Dwight Curry Road remained impassable this morning at 7:40amCT, Sunday morning September 17, 2017, as a result of a single vehicle auto crash which knocked out electricity on KY 206, Bull Run Road, and the Little Cake area. Adair County Constable Joe Collins, who was with the Search and Rescue since the accident last night at around 10:30pmCT, said the Kia Optima car left the highway at tracks here, went airborne, and traveled to the utilities poles in the center of the photo, and struck the broken pole on the right. He said that the occupants were able to extricate themselves and crawl back to the roadway at a point in front of of the location of ACSO Deputy Derek Padgett's cruiser. The young men in the vehicle were taken by Adair EMS to TJ Health/Columbia, KY. One of the occupants was airlifted to UL Medical Center in Louisville.
See first article this story, by Larry Smith, FM 99.9, the Big Dawg. Single vehicle crash on Bull Run RD knocks out power overnight

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Constable Collins, at home, suspected wreck when lights dimmed



2017-09-17 - Bull Run Road, at Dwight Curry Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener .
Adair County Constable Joe Collins, above making a call from the scene of a serious one vehicle traffic accident last night at around 10:45pmCT, was at home on Campbellsville Road just north of Betty's OKCC restaurant, when the lights dimmed. "I knew something had happened, and made some calls and got the search and rescue over here to help with traffic control. When the picture was taken at 7:41am, Sunday morning 10 or so Taylor RECC workers left only an hour and one-half earlier, restoring power. The SAR and Sheriff's Deputy Derek Padgett were still at work stopping traffic while waiting for Duo-County lineman to complete the restoration of cable service for about six families along Dwight Curry and Bull Run Road. - EW

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AC SAR personnel Lauren Canas, Gerald Sneed after night of duty



2017-09-17 - Bull Run Road, at Dwight Curry Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener .
Adair County Search & Rescue team members Lauren Canas and Gerald Sneed had in over eight hours on traffic control duty on Bull Run Road following a single vehicle crash at 10:45pmCT last night. The SAR had road blocks both ways on Bull Run Road, ongoing at 7:47amCT, this Sunday morning, 17 Sep 2017. Also on duty with the SAR were Constable Joe Collins and Roger Thurman. - EW

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Occupants by some miracle, escaped



2017-09-17 - Bull Run Road at Dwight Curry Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Adair County Constable Joe Collins.
There were injuries, but the occupants of this KIA auto exited this crash which occurred last night, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 10:45pmCT. The car was not removed for many hours, long after the occupants of the car had received treatment at the site, and had been transported to TJ/Columbia for treatment. The driver was later airlifted from TJ/Columbia to UL Medical Center in Louisville, KY. the photo was taken at daybreak Sun September 17, by Joe Collins.

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Bull Run Road SAR Traffic Control at 7:50amCT, Sunday morning



2017-09-17 - Crest of Hill on Bull Run Road near Bovine Lane, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
SAR Member Roger Thurman surveyed the scene, as a parked SAR cruiser with lights flashing block the crash site this morning, nearly two hours after power was restored, while Duo County was beginning restoration to cable customers on Bull Run Road and Dwight Curry Road. - EW

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