A Putney woman was taken to Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital for injuries after a two-car collision Wednesday on U.S. 421.
Harriet Million, 63, was taken to the hospital by LifeCare Ambulance service and treated and released for neck injuries sustained from the accident.
The collision occurred around 12:20 p.m. when Hobert Russell, 85, of Harlan, was traveling south on U.S. 421 and failed to stop at the red light at the north exit of Woodland Plaza, according to police. His silver and blue 1986 Chevy Silverado struck the front end of Million's maroon 1989 Mercury Sable, causing moderate damage to both vehicles.
"This is the first wreck I've ever been in," said Russell, "and I'm 85 years old."
Russell was issued a citation by Harlan City Police officer Marvin Lipfird for failing to provide proof of insurance. Russell said he had insurance and would provide proof before a district court hearing.
Lipfird is investigating the incident. He was assisted at the scene by Harlan County Sheriff's Department officer Scottie Sizemore.