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A deputy detective with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department was taken to the hospital Friday after the patrol car he was driving slammed into an embankment on US 127 Bypass.
Deputy Detective Bryan Taylor was not seriously injured in the accident, but did receive a number of bumps and bruises, according to Sheriff Troy Young, who said Taylor was transported by ambulance to Frankfort Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Taylor was traveling south while responding to assist on an ambulance call when his vehicle spun out of control and hit an embankment a couple of miles north of the Bluegrass Parkway.
Young said Taylor was using his lights and siren while driving in the passing lane when he came up on a truck in the same lane.
“After four or five seconds of driving behind him with his lights and siren on, Bryan went over into the slow lane and the truck apparently came over at the same time,” Young said. “Bryan accelerated to get around him and with the road wet, he went trunk first into the embankment.”
Young said Taylor received X-rays at the hospital, which were negative.
Reached Monday afternoon at his home, Taylor said he remains sore from the accident.
“My neck and back are kind of sore,” he said.
“The impact actually broke the seat in his car, but he was wearing a seat belt, so he’s OK. He’ll be off work a week to 10 days, but he’s home recovering,” Young said.
Taylor’s car, though, sustained heavy damage and it remains to be seen if will be declared totaled by the department’s insurance company.
“It has a lot of damage underneath,” Young said. “I’m not sure if it’s totaled, but when you look at the car and see it has a twisted look to the frame and the rear axle is sitting six inches out of alignment, it doesn’t look very good.”
Young said the investigation into the accident is ongoing, and that no tickets had been issued as of Monday afternoon.
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