A Frankfort teen was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center Wednesday night after he ran off Old Lawrenceburg Road and swiped the side of a home.
The youth, 17, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons, but the homeowner says what happened isn’t unusual.
Wanda Cummins has owned the home since 1970, and she says hundreds of vehicles wreck on the road every year.
The boy was traveling southbound when he lost control of his SUV, drove across a driveway and slid through the damp yard around 8:15 p.m., the responding Kentucky State Police trooper said. The vehicle stopped on its side between the house and a tree, Cummins added.
However, debris was still scattered across the yard from a Saturday accident that took out a portion of the guardrail and a mailbox in front of the home. Cummins said vehicles have knocked over mailboxes, destroyed a garden, struck a telephone pole and hit her neighbor’s truck – and those are only the recent accidents.
“There needs to be a sign out here to inform drivers that this is a dangerous road – especially when it’s damp,” Cummins said in front of the damaged house Wednesday night.
No one was in the home at the time of the wreck because the family is renovating it, Cummins said. The white siding of the home was dented and scuffed, but structural damage is not suspected.
The boy’s name will not be released because he is a minor, the trooper said.