Emergency officials in Magoffin Co. were called to the scene of an accident on Wednesday, August 4 involving a dump truck.
The accident occurred around 4 p.m. on US 460, about a mile in Magoffin Co. on the Johnson/Magoffin County line. A truck owned by Tri-County concrete in Johnson Co. was traveling eastbound on 460 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and went over a small embankment and into a ditch, coming to rest on the side of the hill.
Apparently, a blown tire was the cause of the accident, forcing the driver off the road. The wreck also damaged a good portion of the guardrail, which Highway District 10 workers say they will try to fix on Thursday.
According to Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Dustin Thompson, the driver was not seriously hurt, but was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Officer Thompson also stated that the driver was extremely lucky that he was not seriously injured or no one else was injured that was following him.
The Magoffin Co. Rescue Squad responded to the scene, as well as DHP Ambulance Service, the Kentucky State Police and the Oil Springs VFD were called for backup. This accident remains under investigation by Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Dustin Thompson.
By: Scott Ratliff