Matt Lasley Reporter
January 11, 2014
Five individuals, including two children, were injured and flown to Louisville as a result of a head-on car crash on Saturday, January 11.
At 8:47 p.m. on Saturday, the Anneta Volunteer Fire Department, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services responded to a reported three-vehicle injury accident at 9824 Anneta Road.
According to Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Hammons, who investigated the crash, witnesses reported a 1999 Mercury Cougar, driven by Brian Decker, 33, of Bee Springs, had travelled south on Anneta Road, crossed the center lines more than ten times, and struck a 2008 Lincoln Navigator head on.
Hammons reported in a later press release that the driver of the Navigator, Mark Seabolt, 58, of Leitchfield, had attempted to avoid impact with the Cougar by moving almost entirely off the right shoulder of the roadway but was unable to avoid the collision.
The crash caused the Navigator, which was travelling north, to leave the roadway completely and strike an unattended 1995 Dodge Ram and then a tree, where it came to a rest, Hammons said.
Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons said at the scene that the Ram, which was parked between the roadway and a mobile home, likely prevented the Navigator from crashing into the mobile home, as well.
The Cougar came to a rest in the roadway.
According to the release, at the time of the accident, Decker was driving on a suspended licence and was not wearing a seatbelt. He was ejected from the vehicle and received multiple injuries as a result of the accident.
As of the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 12, Decker was listed in critical condition.
In the back seat of the Cougar were a six-year-old male who was wearing a seatbelt but was not in a booster seat and a three-year-old female in a booster seat, “not a car seat as she should have been. The lap belt portion of the seatbelt was being used, but the chest portion of the belt was behind her and not being used,” the release read.
The six-year-old received multiple injuries as a result of the accident but, as of Sunday, was listed in fair condition.
The three-year-old received multiple injuries as a result of the accident and, as of Sunday, was listed in critical condition.
The names of the two children have not been released.
The front seat passenger of the Cougar, Stephanie Carroll, 28, of Bee Springs, was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident and received multiple injuries, the release read.
As of Sunday, Carroll was listed in serious but stable condition.
Seabolt, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, also received multiple injuries as a result of the accident, but, as of Sunday, was listed in fair condition.
All five individuals involved in the accident were transported by GC EMS to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and, from there, were transported by five helicopters to Louisville for further medical treatment for accident-related injuries.
The two children were flown to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville, and the three adults were flown to the University of Louisville Hospital, the release read.
The accident is currently still under investigation.