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Six injured after pickup truck plunges off knob south of New Haven

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:45 a.m. — Six people — mostly juveniles — were injured late Saturday night when a pickup truck being operated near the top of a knob plunged down an embankment.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched just before 11 p.m. Saturday to the top of a knob near the 3200 block of Howardstown Road for a pickup truck crash with multiple people injured.

According to reports from the scene, the injured were riding in the truck when it dropped off a steep embankment on the knob. Those riding in the bed of the truck were ejected when the truck crashed.

Firefighters and EMTs worked for approximately three hours to get the injured off the side of the knob. Emergency vehicles were unable to navigate the trail up to the accident scene, and EMTs and firefighters had to carry each of the injured off the knob to medical treatment waiting at the bottom.

At least three of the injured were juvenile males — two 10-year-olds and one 11-year-old — all of whom were flown from the scene to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment. An adult with possible serious injuries was transported by EMS directly to University Hospital. The others involved in the crash were transported to other hospitals.

Nelson County EMS crews were assisted by the Rolling Fork and New Hope firefighters as well as EMS units from Marion and LaRue counties.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

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