Car hydroplanes, strikes utility pole

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Patch of water blamed on single-car crash

By The Staff

Michael Maggard, 19, of Hodgenville, escaped serious injury when he lost control of his car Friday afternoon.

About 4:45 p.m., Maggard’s 1988 Chevrolet Camaro hydroplaned when it hit a patch of water on Campbellsville Road just outside city limits. The car struck two driveway culverts and two signs before its final collision with a telephone pole in front of 1368 Campbellsville Road.

It took about four hours to clear the scene and replace the pole.

LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst investigated. LaRue County Fire Department assisted with traffic control. LaRue County EMS also was dispatched; however, Maggard refused transport.