The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department responded to two injury accidents on Monday, May 15, where individuals later had to be transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, an injury accident occurred approximately two miles south of Somerset on Slate Branch Road around 6 p.m.

Upon arrival units learned that Donavan Ball, 16, Alabama, was operating a 1988 Dodge eastbound on Slate Branch Road, when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the centerline into the westbound lane striking a 1988 Chevrolet operated by Richard J. Weston, 35, Slate Branch Road.

Ball had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Somerset Pulaski County Rescue Squad. He was treated at the scene by the Somerset Pulaski County Fire/EMS and was then flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center by Life-Net.

Weston was treated at the scene and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by the Somerset Pulaski County Fire/EMS.

Assisting at the scene was the Parker’s Mill Volunteer Fire Department.

A spokesperson from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, confirmed that Ball was still in the hospital last night, but they did not have a condition to give.

Susan Wilson, director of community relations, said Weston had been treated in the emergency room at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, but was not admitted.

Then at just after 11 p.m. the department responded to another injury accident 3 miles north of Somerset on Ky. 39.

Upon arrival at the scene, the subsequent investigation revealed that Mary K. Jasper, 17, Amber Court, Somerset, was operating a 1998 Ford northbound on Ky. 39 when she lost control of her vehicle and left the roadway striking an earth embankment. After the impact, the Jasper vehicle then overturned several times.

Jasper was treated at the scene and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by the Somerset Pulaski County Fire/EMS. She was later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Assisting at the scene was the Science Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

A spokesperson from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, confirmed that Jasper was still in the hospital last night, but did not have a condition to give.

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