Two women were transported to Harlan ARH Hospital Tuesday evening after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.
According to Kentucky State Police Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs, the incident happened at approximately 6 p.m.
“We received a call about KY 3459 in Sunshine of a pedestrian being hit,” said Jacobs.
According to Jacobs, a 1993 Ford Mustang operated by Linda Napier, 46, was travelling north. The pedestrian, Mary Cloud, 64, had her back to traffic walking north.
“Cloud was on the edge of the roadway — however she was still in the roadway — it was dark and raining,” said Jacobs. “The driver of the Mustang did not see her due to darkness and weather and struck the pedestrian.”
Jacobs said after striking the pedestrian, Napier’s vehicle struck a telephone pole.
Napier and Cloud were transported to Harlan ARH Hospital to be treated for injuries.
The incident is under investigation by Trooper Josh Brashears.
Brashears was assisted at the scene by Trooper Aaron Frederick. Harlan EMS and LifeCare Ambulance Service also responded to the scene.
In other police activity, Post 10 received a call on Tuesday at approximately 6 a.m. concerning an alleged stolen vehicle.
According to Jacobs, a gold 2000 Dodge Durango was taken from the Harlan ARH Hospital parking lot at approximately 2:30 a.m. The license plate number is 884 HBE.
“The vehicle has a Boston Red Sox sticker in the back window,” said Jacobs. “We’re urging anyone who may have witnessed the crime or who has knowledge concerning where the vehicle is to contact Post 10 at 573-3131.”
Trooper James Earl Hensley is investigating the case.
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