Wintry mix causes multiple road accidents

Staff, wire reportsMarch 17, 2014 

Someone placed brightly colored scarves and matching leg warmers on the horse sculptures in Thoroughbred Park in Lexington recently. Seven of the bronze race horse and jockey sculptures, created by Gwen Reardon, have been adorned with the knitted items.


Sunday night’s wintry mix of rain, snow and sleet resulted in three injury accidents and 23 non-injury accidents in Fayette County between 5 and 8:30 p.m.

None of the injury accidents were serious, said Lt. Eddie Hart, of the Lexington Police department.

One of those accidents involved a Lexington Police car that was parked in the emergency lane to assist motorists involved in a minor accident at mile marker 115 on I-75. A vehicle struck the patrol car , Hart said. The officer was not hurt and the patrol car had minor damage. The driver was taken to a local hospital because he complained of neck injuries, Hart said.

Two lanes of I-75 near Clays Ferry was closed after 7 p.m. after a tractor trailer hit a vehicle towing a mobile home. No one was hurt in that accident, Hart said. But the contents of the mobile home — including two motorcycles — were strewn across two lanes of traffic, resulting in the shut down, Hart said.

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