Driver rescued Thursday after car goes off Ky. 245

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By Staff

The driver of a car that went over an embankment on Ky. 245 near Thomas Nelson High School late Thursday morning and a witness who stopped to help him were both transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

Dispatch reported the call at 10:48 a.m., and Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire, Nelson County EMS, a sheriff’s deputy and a chaplain responded.

Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said the car did not appear to be badly damaged. He didn’t know whether the driver was taken by ambulance because of an injury or a medical issue that might have caused it.

Bardstown Police said the driver, Roy Brooks, 62, of Bloomfield, had a minor injury.

Also transported was a “Good Samaritan” who had just been released from the hospital. He witnessed the accident, went to try and render aid and was injured, according to EMS.

“Luckily, witnesses saw it happen,” Mattingly said, or the man might have been unattended for longer. “It took a while to get him up the embankment.”

Mattingly described the embankment as a 50 to 60-foot bluff.

Bardstown Police Officer Robert Monroe worked the accident.