Wreck on Hwy. 90 leaves one injured

Posted October 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Wednesday, a two car collision on Hwy 90 resulted in one being flown to UK Medical Center for treatment.

Carson Jack Bell, 85, of Albany, driving a 1981 Chevy Caprice, was traveling south on Hwy. 639 when he attempted to cross Hwy. 90 and struck Ricky Thrasher, 52, of Albany according to the police report.

“He (Thrasher) was traveling west on Hwy 90,” Sheriff Rick Riddle said.

Riddle said when Bell hit Thrasher, Thrasher’s Ford F150 flipped three times.

“Thrasher was transported to Clinton County Hospital then flown out to Lexington,” Riddle said. “Charges were filed on Mr. Bell, including no insurance, expired registration plates and wanton endangerment in the first degree.”

Riddle said the charge of wanton endangerment came from Bell’s past accidents and Bell admittedly said he had no insurance on the vehicle.

According to Thrasher’s brother, Mark, his outlook is good and he is responsive.

“He is still a little confused, but he is getting stronger by the day,” Mark Thrasher said in a Facebook post.

Mark Thrasher said the doctors couldn’t save Rick’s arm, which was severed during the accident.