Perryville woman in fair condition after being hit by trailer

A Perryville woman was listed in fair condition Tuesday night at a Lexington hospital after she was struck by a jackknifing trailer in Mercer County, Kentucky State Police said.

Cindy L. Young, 59, was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after the accident on U.S. 68, state police said in a release. Young suffered facial and head injuries.

After Young was involved in a single-vehicle accident, she got out of her vehicle and tried to prevent a second wreck by flagging down an oncoming truck.

When Steve Shuman, 48, of Harrodsburg tried to stop his truck, the trailer jackknifed and struck Young.

The accident was reported shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday, state police said.