A local man was injured in a violent wreck on Pembroke Road late Monday night.
The report from Hopkinsville Police Officer Rogers Stephens says 20-year old Daniel Joiner of Pembroke was southbound near the Bill Bryan Boulevard intersection around 11:15 when he briefly took his eyes off the roadway.
When he looked back up, he saw that he was about to rear-end a tractor-trailer and quickly turned his pickup to the left and into the median. Joiner then over-corrected, causing his vehicle to flip several times before sliding on its side for 25 to 30 feet across the northbound lanes.
The pickup came to rest on its top in the northbound emergency lane. Joiner, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.