Intersection collision sends 1 driver to hospital

State Journal staff report Published:

A crash sent one driver to the hospital Wednesday morning after a woman pulled into an intersection to get out of an ambulance’s way.

Joyce Riddle, 63, of Frankfort, was stopped at a traffic light on U.S. 60 around 10 a.m. when she saw an ambulance coming up behind her, said Maj. Fred Deaton of the Frankfort Police. She pulled into the intersection to make way, but her 2006 Chevy Trailblazer collided with a Hyundai Elantra driven by Avana Sudduth, 19, of Frankfort.

Sudduth was transferred to Frankfort Regional Medical Center for treatment, Deaton said. Her injuries are considered non-life threatening.

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  • I believe that it would help in the long run. We will always have drivers who are careless, clueless, don't care

  • 9-bodeen, I don't know if that would have helped. The 19-year old didn't pay attention to an ambulance's siren and lights (I'm assuming it was on an emergency run). She may not catch a light turning red.

  • I've had to do this at the same intersection. People either do not know what to do to assist an emergency vehicle or they do not care. I would think that with todays technology that emergency vehicles can use a remote tripper to change the lights at intersections upon their arrival to them so that cars can get out of their way safely.