Medical Issue Cause of South Virginia Street Crash

Police believe a medical issue caused a driver to hit a fire hydrant and utility pole on South Virginia Street Friday morning.

Hopkinsville Police report 64-year old Brenda Bell of Hopkinsville was traveling southbound around 11:40am when a medical issue occurred and she entered the northbound lane and almost hit two oncoming vehicles. An officer then observed the vehicle run off the shoulder and hit the fire hydrant and pole.

Police say Bell appeared very dazed and confused and had a small cut to her left hand. EMS stated Bell was clearly having medical issues and she was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment.

According to the report, the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Hopkinsville Electric Service and Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority were both notified and responded to the scene to make necessary repairs.

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