Hopkinsville Police responded to no fewer than four wrecks with injury in the city limits Friday.
The first incident happened around 10am at the intersection of Griffin Bell Drive and Richard Mills Drive. The report says 51-year old Ada Bailey of Hopkinsville was northbound on Griffin Bell when 55-year old Walter Zaitz of St. Peters, Missouri ran the stop sign on Richard Mills and ran into the side of her vehicle.
Ms. Bailey was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head pain, while Zaitz went uninjured.
Less than an hour later at Country Club Lane and Fort Campbell Boulevard, 54-year old Michael Stewart of Gracey was stopped on Country Club and waiting to make a turn when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 22-year old Taylor Gray of Hopkinsville.
Gray said he tried to stop, but was unable to do so because of wet pavement. Stewart’s passenger, 33-year old Jason Hart of Hopkinsville, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a possible neck injury.
Two used cars for sale on a car lot were damaged and two people were injured in the third incident around 7:20pm at West 7th and North Drive. Witnesses told police that 17-year old Tresteven Moss of Hopkinsville ran the red light on West 7th and struck a vehicle in the intersection driven by 70-year old Ray Williams of Hopkinsville.
Moss said he wasn’t sure what happened, with his vehicle jumping a curb, hitting a road sign and then damaging two vehicles on the lot of Temp Auto Sales. Moss had four passengers, but only 18-year old Andre Burse of Hopkinsville required a trip to the hospital.
Williams was also taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart.
The final wreck Friday happened around 11:30pm at the intersection of East 9th and McLean Avenue.
50-year old Johnny Mack of Hopkinsville was eastbound on East 9th and thought 77-year old Fred Stepp was about to make a right turn onto McLean. Mack also wanted to turn on McLean and ran into the side of Stepp’s vehicle when Stepp proceeded east on 9th.
Mack was taken to Jennie Stuart, while Stepp went uninjured.