Inmates hospitalized after transport van collides with car

Published: Dec. 17, 2014 at 2:54 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County Sheriff's van carrying inmates was involved in an accident Wednesday morning.

According to Lt. Col. Carl Yates, the public information officer for JCSO, the van was transporting five prisoners to the Kentucky State Reformatory at LaGrange. Around 8:30, a driver pulled out of a parking space in the 600 block of Liberty and hit the side of the van as it went by.

The prisoners complained of various injuries and, as part of protocol, were taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Yates says they will remain under guard until cleared, then escorted to the reformatory.

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