Nov. 4, 2011 —
An Olive Hill couple were injured in a car accident in Montgomery County late Thursday night.
Penny Maggard was driving her 2005 Chevy Suburban with her husband Terry Maggard as the passenger. Mr. Maggard was a long-time bus driver in the Carter County school system. Mrs. Maggard retired from Morehead State University.
They were traveling eastbound when their vehicle hydroplaned due to standing water on the roadway and heavy rainfall. Mrs. Maggard lost control of the vehicle flipping, over the guardrail and coming to rest at the bottom of a thirty foot embankment. Mr. Maggard was extricated from the vehicle and both subjects were taken to Saint Joseph's Hospital in Mount Sterling and later taken to UK Medical Center.
Mrs Maggard suffered a fractured neck and is listed in stable condition. Mr. Maggard suffered multiple injuries to the chest and head and is listed in critical condition. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jason Brown.