Heroes come to the rescue during Friday accident

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by Phyllis McLaughlin



Four people were injured, though none seriously, in an accident that occurred about 7:23 p.m. Friday at the intersection of State Hwy. 44 and Day Road.
Maj. Carl Reesor of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office said Kathleen M. Russell, 50, of Taylorsville was turning left onto Day Road when her car was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by David M. Durbin, 47, also of Taylorsville.
According to the report, the impact pushed Russell’s car 64 feet into the yard of a private residence. Witnesses said they saw flames erupt from her 2011 Ford Escape. Two women who stopped for the accident approached the vehicle and pulled Russell out while another witness brought a fire extinguisher from his nearby home and extinguished the flames, all before deputies arrived on the scene, Reesor said.
Russell, Durbin and two passengers in his 2008 Pontiac – Wanda P. Durbin, 50, and Richard T. Durbin, 17 – all were transported to University of Louisville Hospital, where they were treated and released.
Reesor said “we’ve been very fortunate” that there have been no serious or fatal injuries in the recent spate of accidents that have occurred in the county so far this summer.
Russell was cited for driver inattention and making an improper left turn.