Injuries Reported in Monday Accidents

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An otherwise calm Labor Day weekend on Magoffin County roadways took a dangerous turn as the holiday stretch wound down Monday afternoon.
Three people were transported to Paul B. Hall Medical Medical Center in Paintsville following a two-vehicle accident Monday at 4 p.m. on Rt. 30 just west of the Magoffin County highway department garage.

 
An otherwise calm Labor Day weekend on Magoffin County roadways took a dangerous turn as the holiday stretch wound down Monday afternoon.
Three people were transported to Paul B. Hall Medical Medical Center in Paintsville following a two-vehicle accident Monday at 4 p.m. on Rt. 30 just west of the Magoffin County highway department garage.According to Captain Carter Conley of the Magoffin County Rescue Squad, the accident involved an east bound pickup driven by Matthew Sparks and a west bound car operated by John Gullett.
Conley said Sparks and two female passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries while Gullett and his female passenger were uninjured.
While on the scene of the Rt. 30 accident, the rescue squad received a call regarding a single vehicle accident on Rt. 460 near Bloomington.
Upon arriving at the scene, Captain Conley said Cody Helton had exited his vehicle after suffering severe injuries when his east bound vehicle crashed into a building.
Helton suffered a severe laceration just above his left wrist and other cuts and bruises after losing control of his vehicle on the wet road.
Conley said the extent of Helton’s injuries and damage to the vehicle met the criteria for air medical transportation, but no service was available due to rainy weather.
Helton was taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center by First Response Ambulance Service and later taken to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.
A juvenile passenger was, according to Conley, shaken up but avoided serious injury.
The rescue squad also responded to two other calls during the holiday weekend, including an ATV accident Friday and a two-vehicle accident Saturday.
The ATV related call came in at 8:30 p.m. and squad members arrived at the scene to find the vehicle about two miles up Craft Creek, but could not locate anyone involved in the accident.
Saturday’s auto accident on Coon Creek created some traffic problems but no injuries were reported.