Child struck by car


Listed in critical condition

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



An 11-year-old child was seriously injured on Sunday when he was struck by a car while riding a scooter.

According to a press release from Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs, police received a call about a vehicle striking an 11-year-old child on an electric scooter at 4:54 p.m. on Sunday. The incident occurred on Sally Rachel Lane in the Caball Estates subdivision in Harlan.

Jacobs said a preliminary investigation indicates that Henrietta Hensley, 67, of Wallins was operating a Chrysler vehicle east on Sally Rachel Lane when she struck the 11-year-old child that was riding an electric scooter. The collision occurred in the center of the roadway. The child was taken to Harlan ARH Hospital and flown out to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of injuries due to the collision. The child is listed in critical condition at this time. Hensley didn’t receive any injuries from the collision.

The collision is still under investigation by KSP Master Trooper Michael Cornett. He was assisted at the scene by Trooper Jake Spurlock and Trooper Justin Barton.

In other police activity, Eric Jason Clark, 33, of Dearborn, Michigan, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Cope on Monday. Clark was indicted for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking a controlled substance and public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol). Clark was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,000 full cash bond.

Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde.

Listed in critical condition

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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