Accidents Keep Rescue Squad Busy

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Two auto accidents, one ATV crash, and a horse related incident kept the Magoffin County Rescue Squad busy late last week and early this week, squad captain Carter Conley reported.
Early Monday morning the rescue squad responded to a single vehicle accident left Anna Montgomery hospitalized with facial injuries.

Montgomery lost control of her SUV at about 2 a.m. on Route 1888 and was thrown from the vehicle when it traveled up an embankment and rolled over in the air, Captain Conley said.
Conley said dense fog may have contributed to the accident, which was under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.
Montgomery suffered facial trauma, a cause for air medical support, but the weather prevented helicopter support.
Montgomery was taken to Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville and later transferred to a Huntington hospital, Conley said.
Later Monday morning another single vehicle accident sent squad members to the Coon Creek area where an automobile driven by Crystal Holbrook had rolled over before coming to a rest on its top.
Conley said Holbrook and her young daughter were out of the vehicle when help arrived and appeared to be without injury.
The accident reportedly occurred when Holbrook hit her brakes to stop for a school bus and lost control of the vehicle. Heavy fog may have also contributed to the accident.
Both mother and child were taken to Paul B. Hall Medical Center where they were treated and released, Conley reported.
Saturday afternoon, two unnamed teenagers suffered non-life threatening injuries when the brakes on their ATV failed, causing them to run over an embankment.
Both the driver and his female passenger were taken to ARH-West Liberty where they were treated and released.
Later Saturday, the rescue squad was called to the Birch Branch area where Michelle Johnson had been thrown from a horse into a tree. She was also suffering from a glancing kick to the head from another horse, Conley said.
Squad members used an eight-wheel ATV to reach and transport Johnson to a landing site in the Mason Creek area.
Johnson was airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. She suffered cuts and bruises, an injured left arm, and was complaining of numbness, according to Captain Conley.