A vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Russellville Road Saturday evening critically injured a Hopkinsville woman.
The Hopkinsville Police report from Officer Eric Trumble says 22-year old Mercedes Christian of Elkton was eastbound on Russellville Road around 6:20, when 63-year old Roberta Jackson of Hopkinsville attempted to cross on foot and walked directly into her path.
Ms. Christian slammed her brakes, but could not stop, striking Ms. Jackson and knocking her to the pavement.
Traveling about two car lengths behind the incident, 51-year old Richard Combs of Pembroke was unable to stop his pickup and rear-ended Ms. Christian's sedan. The drivers of both vehicles went uninjured.
An Air Evac helicopter was called to fly Ms. Jackson to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition. It took a few hours to identify Ms. Jackson, who did not have any identification on her person at the time of the incident.
The first three days to file for candidacy in next year’s election were busy ones and there is another incumbent filing to report.
Judge Shea Nickell has filed for re-election to the Kentucky Court of Appeals for Division 1 of the First Judicial District.
In a statement to the media, he says,“It has been a high honor to serve as an appellate judge,” and says he has, “always sought to interpret the law honestly and to apply the law fairly and impartially, while protecting our common values and maintaining integrity on the Court.”
Nickell is a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. Prior to serving as an appellate judge, he practiced law twenty-two years, serving as a trial attorney, prosecutor, and public defender, and teaching as a college instructor at Murray State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1995, the Kentucky Bar Association Nickell the Outstanding Young Lawyer.
Nickell serves nearly all of western Kentucky, including Christian, Todd and Trigg counties.
Todd County Property Valuation Adminstrator Perry Stokes has filed his papers to run for re-election.
The Democrat was first elected in 2002 and is running for a fourth term. He says he's appreciated the opportunity to serve the last 12 years and is thankful for the confidence voters have shown in him.
The Elkton man injured in a wreck on Russellville Road early Thursday morning remains in a Nashville hospital.
A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center says 29-year old Brandon Carroll of Elkton remains in critical condition. Carroll was injured around 1 a.m. Thursday when he ran off the road near Western State Hospital and hit a tree head-on.
The Hopkinsville Police report says alcohol is suspected as a factor.
A second candidate has filed to run for District Judge in Todd and Logan counties.
According to the Kentucky Secretary of State website, Kenneth Williams of Lewisburg filed for the 7th District judgeship Thursday.
Williams ran four years ago and lost to incumbent Judge Sue Carol Browning, who has already announced she won't seek another term in 2014. As previously reported, Elkton attorney Jason Petrie will also be on the ballot next year after filing his papers Wednesday.