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A Louisville woman was injured as the result of a three-vehicle accident Thursday at the intersection of Normandy Road and Ky. 55.
The accident caused a traffic jam for those traveling north and south on Ky. 55 around 5 p.m.
According to the collision report filed by Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Thomas, unit 1, a gray Pontiac G6 driven by Teresa L. Pfeiffer, 42, of the 400 block of Meadow Lake Drive in Taylorsville, was traveling south on Ky. 55 and attempted to turn left onto Normandy Road in front of unit 2, which was traveling north.
Unit 2 was a silver Jeep Wrangler driven by Brittany E. Myers, 28, of the 9700 block of Tufton Court in Louisville.
Unit 2 continued forward and struck the driver’s side of unit 3, a blue Honda Civic, which was sitting at the stop sign on Normandy Road and driven by Scott D. Stampler, 41, of the 1000 block of Indian Trail in Lawrenceburg.
Myers was transported by Spencer County EMS to Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, according to the collision report.
Myers’ vehicle and Pfeiffer’s vehicle were both towed from the scene.
Neither Pfeiffer, Stampler nor Stampler’s passenger, Kimberly Pittman, 35, of the 100 block of Stephanie Avenue in Taylorsville, was transported via EMS from the scene.
According to the collision report, Pfeiffer misjudged the clearance when making the lefthand turn.
Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.
Numerous crashes at the intersection of Ky. 55 and Normandy Road have left the public pleading for a traffic light. The high volume of traffic in the area, which only has stop signs at Normandy Road and Plum Ridge Road, has caused several accidents and countless near accidents.
Improving safety at this intersection was dubbed a state highway construction high priority project in House Bill 267 of this year’s legislative session, with $400,000 allocated for the design phase of the project in fiscal year 2013, $150,000 allocated for the right-of-way phase in FY 2014 and another $150,000 allocated for the utility phase in FY 2014.
Still no funds are listed for the construction phase of the project, which according to HB 267 will “improve safety at the intersection of Ky. 55 and Ky. 1169 and provide for turn lanes.”