CGPD investigating Tuesday morning accidentPublished 9:49am Wednesday, May 2, 2012
COAL GROVE — The Coal Grove Police Department is asking for the sole witness of a Tuesday morning accident to step forward and tell how an elderly woman ended up in the hospital.
According to Police Chief Eric Spurlock, an 85-year-old woman who lives in the 200 block of High Street, was crossing the street to check her mailbox and was stuck by a red Chevrolet S10.
Spurlock said the driver of the truck and the woman had conflicting stories about what happened.
“(The driver) is claiming (the woman) fell,” Spurlock said.
When police arrived at the scene, the woman claimed she had not fallen and the truck hit her.
According to the driver of the truck, the only witness to the accident was a woman who left the scene before authorities arrived.
Spurlock is asking for the witness to contact the Coal Grove Police Department to make a statement.
The elderly woman was taken to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky., and treated for her injures. A call to OLBH for the woman’s condition was not been returned by press time.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
Spurlock said an investigation into the accident is ongoing.