An elderly Frankfort couple and a Louisville man were taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after a Toyota Avalon flipped at the intersection of Schenkel Lane and Ridgeview Drive around 11 a.m. Monday, police say.
Forty-four-year-old William Gonzalez, of Frankfort, was driving a Ford Econoline van southbound on Ridgeview Drive when he attempted to brake at the stop sign at Schenkel Lane, said Maj. Fred Deaton, of Frankfort Police.
Gonzalez told police he slid on the wet pavement into the intersection and struck the side of the Avalon driven by 85-year-old Francis Ison, Deaton said.
That caused the car to spin, strike a fire hydrant and flip, Deaton said. It landed in the ditch on the south side of Schenkel Lane. When the car came to a rest, the van struck its side a second time, Deaton said.
Frankfort firefighters cut Ison and her passenger, 92-year-old Robert Ison, from the car while the fire hydrant leaked and caused flooding on the street.
The Isons and Gonzalez’s passenger, 44-year-old Robert Dethridge, were taken to the hospital. Francis Ison complained of leg pain, Robert Ison complained of head and facial pain, and Dethridge complained of back pain, Deaton said.
Each was treated and released Monday from the hospital.