A vehicle versus bicycle wreck at First and Main yesterday morning injured the biker.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says the incident happened around 11am when 75-year old Clendon Ezell of Hopkinsville had the green light and was attempting to turn right off First onto Main.
Headed the wrong direction on the one-way street was 39-year old William Paul of Hopkinsville, who ran into Ezell’s vehicle, throwing him from the bicycle.
Paul was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for pain to the lower leg.
More details are now known about the wreck at a local convenience store Friday afternoon when a vehicle crashed through the front window.
The incident happened around 4:45 at the MaxFuel Express at West 7th and North Drive, with the Hopkinsville Police report listing 39-year old Amy Koontz of Hopkinsville as the driver.
Ms. Koontz told officers that she recently had surgery on her leg and that pins and plates are holding it together. She said when she attempted to stop at the gas station, her leg wasn’t strong enough to press down the brake and her 1998 Ford Expedition crashed all the way through the window and into the building.
No one was injured in the incident, though there were customers and employees inside.
Ms. Koontz was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to present a valid drivers license.
A Clarksville babysitter was arrested on child abuse charges for allegedly injuring an infant in her care late last month.
Charged with aggravated child abuse is 33-year old Jessica Lee Watkins of Ginkgo Drive, Clarksville. Watkins was watching a two month old male on September 28th when she called his mother to say there was swelling in the baby’s leg.
The mother took him to Blanchfield, where officials transferred him to Vanderbilt. Doctors determined the infant had a broken femur, tibia, clavicle and humerus. During an interview with police, Watkins reportedly said she heard a pop when she snatched him out of a car seat, but didn’t know he was hurt until his mother took him to the hospital.
Watkins turned herself in at the Montgomery County Jail around noon yesterday.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a major theft from a Bradshaw Pike Extension building.
Officers were called to 104 Bradshaw Pike Extension around 10:30 after Dave Sturges of Hopkinsville called ECC to say he witnessed two males taking air conditioning units.
Sturges said he asked the males what they were doing and that’s when they ran to their truck and drove away.
The suspects got away with three Lennox 1.5 ton units valued at 35-hundred dollars each and a Green Rheem 2 ton unit valued at 35-hundred dollars.
A Hopkinsville gas station and convenience store was extensively damaged Friday afternoon after a vehicle crashed through the store’s front glass doors.
Vice-President of the local Maxfuel Express, Gerald White spoke about the incident.
No one was injured as a result of the crash and business continued as workers were adding wood boards to secure the business.