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Friend Of Crash Victim Begs Traffic Committee To Make Road Safer

Posted at 4:35 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 18:10:50-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — It has been five days since a crash left a Scott County woman in critical condition.

Jessica Sharpe’s loved ones have been holding their breath.

On Friday, she was pulling out of her Georgetown neighborhood onto Paris Pike when she was hit by another vehicle. Sharpe was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and loved ones say there haven’t been many improvements since.

She hasn’t woken up on her own yet, and doctors told her family that she has brain damage, but they aren’t sure to what extent.

“We’re all trying to be positive. We talk to her we tell her we love her and that she’s doing a great job,” said Sharpe’s friend Delaney Griffin.

Griffin and Sharpe became good friends a few years ago when Griffin married into Sharpe’s boyfriend’s family.

“She is one of the best people I have ever met. She is so creative,” said Griffin.

Griffin spoke on Sharpe’s behalf during Monday night’s Georgetown Traffic Committee meeting.

She told the committee that the part of Paris Pike where the crash happened is dangerous because the speed limit changes from 45 to 55 m.p.h. right before that neighborhood.

“If someone’s coming and someone’s turning, you may think you’ve got time and you just sometimes don’t,” said Griffin.

Griffin begged the committee to consider looking at the area to see if there is any way to make it safer.

“If we can at all prevent that for the next person, that is great,” she said.

Until then, Griffin continues clinging to hope for her friend’s recovery.

“Praying that she has as short of a road to recovery as she can and that she can have a full recovery and live a normal life and be her happy self again,” she said.