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Two injured in Friday morning crash

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By Trey Crumbie

Two people had to be transported to University Hospital in Louisville on Friday morning for injuries sustained in a car accident.

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The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in Bloomfield, near Glasscock Log and Lumber on Springfield Road.

Sgt. Kaelen Matthews of the Nelson County Sheriff's Office said in a press release the collision happened when 40-year-old Jeremy Kapka of Taylorsville, the driver of a 2005 Ford Explorer was traveling south on Springfield Road and attempted to turn left onto the westbound ramp of the Bluegrass Parkway. As Kapka attempted to turn, his vehicle collided with a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis traveling north driven by a 70-year-old William Sympson of Springfield.

The crash caused both drivers to become entrapped in their vehicles. Ted Shields, chief of the Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District, said it took crews about 25 minutes to remove Sympson.

Kapka was transported to University Hospital via Nelson County EMS and Sympson was airlifted to University Hospital by Air Methods Kentucky.

Matthews said the Sympson had multiple injuries to his legs, torso and arms while Kapka had injuries to his leg. As of Friday afternoon, Sympson was in surgery.

Traffic on both sides of Springfield Road was stopped for more than an hour.

The Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS and Air Methods Kentucky responded to the accident.

Crews were on the scene for more than an hour.