Three vehicles, including one ambulance, were involved in a collision at the intersection of KY 313 and KY 333 in Meade County last month. The crash allegedly occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday January 10, 2013.
Kansas State Police and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office report that 27-year-old Sarah Hottell was driving a silver Pontiac that failed to stop at a stop sign. Ms. Hottell was reportedly traveling eastbound on KY 333 and failed to stop at the intersection with KY 313. An ambulance driven by 49-year-old Todd Flory was reportedly traveling on KY 313 and attempted to swerve to avoid Ms. Hottell’s car. However, the two vehicles allegedly collided when the ambulance hit the front left side of Ms. Hottell’s vehicle. The ambulance then overturned off the road, causing Mr. Flory and 48-year-old EMT Michael Wise to be ejected from the vehicle. Ms. Hottell’s vehicle also left the roadway and was found in a ditch. At some point during the accident, a third vehicle, a Volkswagen driven by Maria Williams, was also reportedly hit.
Ms. Hottell was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Her 10-month-old child, who was in the car with her and was reportedly properly restrained in a car seat, was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. Flory and Mr. Wise were both taken to University of Louisville Hospitals with what are described as serious injuries. Ms. Williams was taken to the hospital and released.
Our Louisville car accident lawyers extend their best wishes for full and fast recoveries to everyone who was hurt in this crash, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Hottell.