A Hopkinsville truck driver, a California man and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer went to the hospital after a wreck in Ohio County yesterday.
A story in the Evansville Courier Press says Officer Timothy Blakenship had stopped trucker Fred Ford of California around 9:30am and Ford was standing outside of this truck, while Blakenship was in the cruiser.
41-year old Robert Thomas of Hopkinsville was eastbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway and, for an unknown reason, sideswiped the cruiser and tractor-trailer. Thomas’ tractor-trailer also struck Ford, who was still on foot.
Ford and Thomas were taken to Ohio County Hospital in Hartford for non-life-threatening injuries, while Officer Blakenship was treated and released at Owensboro Health Systems. Thomas was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and a registration offense.