Posted: Oct 6, 2012 11:26 PM by Josh Breslow
Updated: Oct 6, 2012 11:57 PM
Scary moments in Bourbon County Saturday night when an SUV slammed into a building, sending a man and a child to the hospital.
It happened around 5 p.m. on Main Street in Paris. According to police, the vehicle was heading down 15th in Paris, when it ran a red light at the Main Street intersection and slammed into Southern States.
"From the damage to the vehicle and the building, he was moving pretty good," said Lt. Michael Dempsey with the Paris Police Department. "High rate of speed. He didn't hit the brakes at all. Came through full-force and hit the corner of the building there."
Investigators said the SUV was traveling as fast as 60 miles per hour. Both the male driver and a child in a car seat were inside the vehicle and were rushed to UK Hospital. Their injuries were classified as non-life threatening.
"We had a lot of traffic coming up and down through here at the time. It's a busy part of the afternoon and we're very lucky that he didn't hit any other vehicles," said Lt. Dempsey.
The driver is believed to have suffered some sort of medical emergency, leading to the crash.
"It was just a wild stroke of luck that he impacted where he did and did not hit the main entrance of the building. And it's an even better stroke of luck that they were closed today and that we didn't have anybody else inside or coming out of the building at the time it happened," Lt. Dempsey said.
The names and conditions of the adult and child have not been released.