2 injured in Ormsby Lane head-on crash
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A serious crash involving two vehicles resulted in an extended closure of section of Ormsby Lane in Lyndon. The crash was reported just after 4:50 a.m. in the 1400 block of Ormsby Lane near Sycamore Creek Lane.
Col. Grady Throneberry, chief of the Graymoor-Devondale Police Department, said they believe a driver was pulling out of the north entrance of the Partridge Meadow Apartments and collided head-on with a vehicle going the other direction.
Neighbors said they felt the crash as they heard the terrifying sound ring through the neighborhood. Tara McFarland was in her kitchen when she heard it.
”I heard this boom,” McFarland exclaimed.
McFarland said she ran toward the road to see what happened. She said both drivers lived at the apartment complex across the street. When McFarland got to the end of her driveway, she called 911, and emergency crews were there in a matter of moments.
“I needed to pray,” McFarland said, “so I just started saying the Lord’s prayer.”
McFarland isn’t exactly sure why she jumped in to action Friday morning. As a former trauma nurse at UofL, though, she felt like she needed to.
”When you’re driving down the road and all the sudden life changes forever, it’s the people that go up to help that can make a difference in how fast this person gets care,” she said.
Col. Throneberry said both drivers were hurt in the crash, but of the drivers suffered for more serious injuries and was undergoing surgery at University Hospital.
By 9:25 a.m., Ormsby Lane had been reopened to traffic.
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