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Car hits construction worker on Ring Road sidewalk

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Glasgow man requires hospitalization

By Sarah Bennett

A construction worker was injured Monday when he was struck by a vehicle while standing on a Ring Road sidewalk near Freeman Lake.

Steve E. Ward, 52, was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville with head and “possible internal injuries,” according to a news release from Elizabethtown Police Department. He was placed in the hospital’s emergency room.

Ward, who works for a construction company in Glasgow, was working at a site near the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at the Elizabethtown Nature Park, according to police. He was standing on a sidewalk across Ring Road next to the Freeman Lake parking area, police said.

Adrian L. Goodman, 35, of Elizabethtown was eastbound on Ring Road at 12:05 p.m. in a Honda Odyssey and was slowing because another vehicle was pulling off into the Freeman Lake parking area, police said.

Elizabethtown police spokesman Virgil Willoughby said Tamyra C. Thomas, 22, of Elizabethtown was traveling east in a Mercury Milan and failed to stop. To avoid a collision with the Odyssey, Willoughby said, she swerved to the right but struck the Honda in the right rear.

The Mercury continued onto the sidewalk where Ward was standing and hit him, he said.

Willoughby said the investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.