Accident sends three to hospital

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By Brandon Mattingly

Three people were transported to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon last Tuesday after an injury accident at 10:23 a.m. at the intersection of Main St. and US-150.

Samuel  J. Filson of Harrodsburg was traveling south on KY-555 in a 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer when he collided with Rebecca Bowman’s, of Springfield, 1999 Pontiac Bonneville in the intersection. Bowman had three passengers in the vehicle.

According to a report filed by the Springfield Police Department, Filson told authorities that the traffic light had turned red, but he couldn’t stop in time because of a slick substance on the roadway. The report noted that the road “did appear to be very slick.”

The report noted inattention, traveling too fast for conditions and a slippery surface as human and environmental factors in the accident.

Hit-and-run on Perryville Road

A hit-and-run was reported near Long Branch Liquors in Springfield on May 24, and authorities have yet to identify a suspect.

According to police, the driver was traveling toward Springfield on Perryville Road when he ran off the roadway, hitting a gas meter in front of the liquor store. The vehicle then collided with a fence and fence post, a gate and finally one more fence post, before the driver fled the scene. The damaged property belongs to Martin’s Septic Co. and owner Mike Thornton of Paris, Ky.

Authorities were unable to locate the driver after fleeing the scene and continuing toward Springfield.