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CPD: Icy conditions cause accident, fall from bridge

By Ofc. Josh Brockman
Columbia Police Department, Jason Cross, Chief

At approximately 8:15pmCT yesterday, Columbia Police Department was dispatched to Burkesville Rd to a reported single vehicle accident. Upon arrival it was found that 37 year old Paul Huffman of Glasgow was heading south when he lost control on the bridge do to icy condition of bridge.

Huffman struck the bridge but was uninjured. A passing motorist stopped to offer assistance to Huffman, and then a third vehicle lost control on the ice and struck Hoffman’s vehicle.

During this chain of events, Huffman lost his footing and began to stumble on the icy bridge. Huffman was unable to gain stability and he fell over the side of the bridge, dropping approximately 50 feet to the ground below.

He was treated on the scene by Adair County EMS, then taken to TJ Health of Columbia for additional care before being airlifted to University of Louisville.

The incident is being investigated by CPD Officer John Dial, who was assisted by Officer Drew Conn.



This story was posted on 2018-03-22 07:17:33
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Glasgow man falls from bridge



2018-03-22 - Burkesville Rd., Columbia, KY - Photo by Officer Josh Brockman, CPD.
Paul Huffman of Glasgow was heading south on Burkesville Road when he lost control on the bridge due to icy conditions. Huffman struck the bridge but was uninjured. A passing motorist stopped to offer assistance to Huffman, and then a third vehicle lost control on the ice and struck Hoffman’s vehicle.

During this chain of events, Huffman lost his footing and began to stumble on the icy bridge. Huffman was unable to gain stability and he fell over the side of the bridge, dropping approximately 50 feet to the ground below. He was airlifted to UofL Hospital from TJ Health of Columbia.

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