Hopkinsville Police have released the name of the pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle on late this morning.
Police say around 11:30 a.m. 56-year old Joy Dunn of Hopkinsville was hit by a vehicle driven by 84-year old Durwood Woosley of Hopkinsville, who at the time of the wreck was driving a 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis.
According to Officer Josh Fields, Woosley was making a left turn onto East 9th Street from South Main Street when his vehicle hit Dunn while she walking across East 9th Street in the southbound lane.
Officer Fields reports Woosley failed to yield to Dunn as she was crossing the pedestrian cross walk and he told Officer Fields that he did not see Dunn as she was crossing the street.
Dunn was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center following the wreck and is listed in stable condition with a jaw and neck injury.
Details remain scarce this afternoon concerning details of a vehicle versus pedestrian wreck that occurred late this morning in Hopkinsville.
As previously reported, the incident happened just before 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of 9th and South Main Street and Hopkinsville Police Officer Paul Ray says the female pedestrian was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of injuries.
According to Officer Ray, the female was transported by ambulance to the local hospital and is listed in stable condition and suffered an injury to her face.
The wreck is being investigated by Officer Josh Fields and police have not released the name of the pedestrian at this time.
The Hopkinsville Salvation Army kicked off its annual Angel Tree campaign recently and officials say donations are still needed to provide Christmas presents to area children.
Salvation Army Lieutenant, David Costellow says residents can adopt an angel and drop off gifts at the Hopkinsville and Oak Grove Wal-marts and also at Bradford Square Mall.
According to Costellow, only half of the children signed up on the Angel Tree list have been adopted and he says he hopes area residents who can afford to give extra this year will help ensure children from disadvantaged homes will have a merry Christmas.
The deadline to drop off presents is Tuesday, December 12th and for more information about the Hopkinsville Salvation Army’s Angel Tree campaign, contact the organization at 270-885-9633.
The City of Hopkinsville now has two more crime fighters working the streets.
During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Dan Kemp swore into office two new public safety officers into the Hopkinsville Police Department.
According to Mayor Kemp, the two civilian positions were created and authorized by the city council this year.
19-year old Chris Bond was hired as a public safety officer and Air Force Veteran and Purple Heart recipient 27-year old Keith Robert Flick was hired as a crime scene technician.
Following the swearing in ceremony, Mayor Kemp stated he felt that they would be good public safety officers and that many individuals applied for the position.
Organizers of the “Stars and Promises” concert to benefit the Christian County Juvenile Drug Court say it was another successful event.
Drug Court Director Gary Craft said there may not have been as many people as last year at the Alahambra, but it was still well-attended.
Craft didn’t immediately have a dollar figure on how much was raised, but expects it to be a little short of last year’s 11 thousand dollars.
The concert was held in memory of the late Charles Jackson and Bill Bruce. The Christian County Juvenile Drug Court lost funding due to General Assembly action two years ago and now relies solely on donations from the public.