Farm sprayer, car collision sends baby to hospital

By Jane Beathard

June 9, 2014

A collision between a farm sprayer rig and a car on West High Street in London sent a 7-month-old to the hospital on Saturday, June 7.

According to city police, both vehicles were eastbound on High Street just before 4:40 p.m. when the sprayer rear-ended a 2010 Ford sedan as it slowed near the Oak Street intersection.

The collision shattered the Ford’s rear window. Flying glass cut a child riding in the back seat.

The Ford’s driver, 21-year-old William Lemmon of Jeffersonville, and two others in the vehicle were unhurt.

The rig’s driver, Austin Fitzpatrick, 23, also of Jeffersonville, was apparently unaware of the crash. He turned left and continued northbound on Main Street until stopped by police near Park Avenue. A shut-off valve on the sprayer was found damaged.

Officers cited Fitzpatrick for failing to maintain an assured clear distance and leaving the scene of an accident.