OLDHAM COUNTY POLICE PRESS RELEASE
NORTH OLDHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT VEHICLE INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC COLLISION
On 01/17/2010, at approximately 01:19 am, Oldham County Police were dispatched to the 11900 block of US 42, on a traffic collision with injuries, involving a North Oldham Fire Department fire truck.
The vehicle was traveling westbound on US 42 responding to a residential fire alarm in Paramount Estates Subdivision. The vehicle exited the north side of the roadway struck two utility poles and overturned onto the passenger side of the vehicle.
The vehicle was being operated by Chief Rick Albers, residing from Goshen, Kentucky. Chief Albers was transported via ambulance to Norton Brownsboro Hospital. Captain Mitch Slaughter, residing from Goshen, Kentucky, was a passenger in the vehicle. Captain Slaughter was transported via ambulance to Norton Brownsboro Hospital. Firefigher/EMT Thomas Woosley, residing from Goshen, Kentucky was also a passenger in the vehicle. Firefighter Woosley was transported via air ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital.
Chief Albers, Captain Slaughter, and Firefighter/EMT Woosley all received minor injuries from the collision. All were treated and released by the respective Hospitals they were transported to. All were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.
Due to the collision the electricity to a large area of US 42 corridor from Oldham County to Henry County spanning several miles was shut down. LG&E is in the process of restoring electricity to the majority of the area but the outage in the immediate area will require repair and replacement of the utility poles and lines. A time frame for complete repair of the outage is unknown.
US 42 will remain closed in the area of the collision for repair by LG&E. A detour route has been established and is marked with routing signs. The collision remains under investigation.Should anyone have any further information regarding this incident we ask that you contact the Oldham County Police Department at (502) 222-1300.