Fleming bypass accident injures four

2013-01-03T17:03:00Z 2013-02-15T22:22:19Z Fleming bypass accident injures fourWENDY MITCHELL wendy.mitchell@lee.net Ledger Independent
January 03, 2013 5:03 pm  • 

FLEMINGSBURG | A two-vehicle accident on the Flemingsburg bypass left four people injured Thursday.

According to Fleming County Sheriff Scotty Royse, James "Red" Collins of Fleming County, Geraldine Collins of Mount Olivet, and their daughter. Joyce Collins of Mount Olivet, were in one vehicle and William “Billy Joe” Kirby was in his truck when the vehicles collided at the intersection of Helena Road and the bypass.

“It is an area that has had bad wrecks before, so they installed a flashing caution light, but it is still bad because it crosses the road near the stockyard,” Royse said.

According to family members, Geraldine Collins was severely injured and taken from Fleming County Hospital by air ambulance with head and spine trauma, followed by Red Collins in another air ambulance.

Both Collins' were taken to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Joyce Collins, long-time employee of Robertson County Health Care, was treated and released later in the day.

Due to privacy laws, a condition on Kirby was not available.

A full investigation of the accident is underway by Fleming County Deputy Jeremy Meade, Royse said.

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