Columbia Police investigate two injury collisions Friday afternoon.
On 9-15-17 at 4:51pm, Columbia Police Officers investigated a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Burksville street . The collision occurred when 61 year old Micheal Bell attempted to cross Burksville street from West Guardian to East Guardian street in a motorized wheelchair. Bell was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet truck operated by 22 year old Blake Karnes of Columbia. Bell was treated on scene by Adair County Ems and transported to TJ Health of Columbia where he was later transferred to the University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington. The Collision is being investigated by CPD Ofc. Josh Brockman.
Approximately 20 minutes later, Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to Campbellsville Rd to a reported three vehicle injury collision. The collision occurred when unit 2 driven by 26 year old Brian Guffey and his Passenger 24 year old Monica Mcelyen were operating a 2007 Pontiac car and had stopped awaiting traffic to make a left hand turn into Shady lane. Guffey's vehicle was struck in the rear by unit 1 driven by 36 year old David Brockman operating a 1998 Chevrolet truck. The impact knocked Guffey's vehicle into the southbound lane of Campbellsville street resulting in them being struck a second time. They were struck head on by unit 3 a 2005 GMC truck operated by 56 year old Richard Shelton of Columbia and his passenger 55 year old Kathy Shelton.
The collision resulted in the occupants of unit 2 and 3 for a total of 4 people being transported by Adair County Ems to TJ Health of Columbia . The collision is being investigated by CPD Ofc Jordan Dean.