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October 2, 2007

Three injured in Saturday night accident

Somerset — Two people were flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and another was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, following an accident Saturday night on U.S. 27.

On Monday, James W. Johnson, of West Ky. 635, was listed in serious condition at UK, according to a spokesperson there.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred at 7:38 p.m. north of Somerset on U.S. 27.

Upon arrival at the scene, the investigation revealed that Matthew R. Black, 24, Enchanted Drive, Somerset, was operating a 2007 Hyundai SUV southbound on North U.S. 27 when he struck a southbound 1997 Ford passenger car, driven by Johnson, in the rear.

Black was extricated from his vehicle by members of the Somerset Pulaski County Rescue Squad.

He then was treated at the scene and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by the Somerset Fire/EMS Department.

A passenger in the Johnson vehicle, Marjorie C. Hoge, 61, West Ky. 635, Science Hill, was extricated from the vehicle by members of the Somerset Pulaski County Rescue Squad.

Johnson and Hoge were both treated at the scene by the Somerset Fire/EMS Department. Both were flown to UK by Life-Net and Air-Evac.

According to Susan Ramsey Wilson, community relations director of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Black was treated in the emergency room.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for UK could not find record that Hoge was brought in to the hospital.

Assisting at the scene was the Somerset Pulaski County Rescue Squad, Somerset Pulaski County Hazardous Response Team, Somerset Police Department, Somerset Fire/EMS, and the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

The investigation into the crash is continuing by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Reconstruction unit.

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