According to Harlan City Police Sgt. Winston Yeary, Dallas Carr, 58, Evarts, was traveling south on U.S. 421 in a gold Oldsmobile when she was struck in the side by a 1999 red Chevrolet pickup driven by Tommy R. Sizemore, 52, of Wallins. Sizemore was attempting to turn onto KY 72 when the collision happened. Yeary said the front of Sizemore's pickup struck the driver's side door of the Carr vehicle.
After questioning the parties involved, Yeary reported that both drivers claimed they had the right-of-way. Carr stated her light had turned green and Sizemore told police he had a green arrow.
After the initial impact, Carr's Oldsmobile traveled for about another 25 feet then hit a guardrail head on. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.
Carr and a passenger in the front seat and three passengers in the back seat were transported to ARH by Harlan E.M.S. and Johnson LifeCare.
Most accidents we work at these intersections are similar,” Yeary said. “Both parties claim they have the right-of-way. Without independent witnesses, there's no way to determine who had the right-of-way.”
Assisting Yeary were Harlan City Police officers Marvin Lipfird and Jason Snelling.