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One Child & Three Adults Injured in Florence, KY Car Crash

Posted on Sep 14, 2012

On Sunday, August 19, 2012, a Northern Kentucky car crash in Florence injured four people, including one child. According to the Florence police, the auto accident took place around 8:00 PM on Hopeful Church Road between Kelly and Surfwood drives.

According to officials, Christina Newman was driving a 2012 Fiat northbound on Hopeful Church Road when she crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic and struck another car head-on. That vehicle, a 2000 Ford Excursion driven by James Garey sustained major front-end damage. Another car, a Chevy Blazer, was heading northbound on the same road was also involved in the traffic accident. That vehicle included a male driver and female passenger. 

According to police, Christina Newman and her passenger Michelle Beatty both suffered serious injuries in this head-on collision. Newman was taken by helicopter and Beatty was transported by ambulance to University Hospital for medical care. They both were listed in critical condition.

James Garey and the child traveling with him were both injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment. Although authorities have stated they suffered less serious injuries, there is no update on their conditions at this time. The driver of the Blazer and his passenger did not suffer any injures in the wreck.

Linda Suttles, a resident of the street, told the KY Post that “this road is not safe” and something needs to be done before someone ends up getting killed there. 

Police do not believe alcohol was a factor in this collision, but they are still investigating this crash.

Our Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to send our best wishes for a full and fast recovery to all who were injured in this wreck.

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