Man Climbs Embankment To Safety Following Crash

Man Climbs Embankment To Safety Following Crash

State Police said James Harrison, 31, of McKee, was thrown from his vehicle after it slid off a wet road and down an embankment in Rockcastle County Thursday. Investigators said Harrison climbed the embankment and was eventually found.
State Police said James Harrison, 31, of McKee, was driving an SUV on rain-slick Hammonds Fork Road in Rockcastle County Thursday night.

Investigators said the SUV slid off the road and down an embankment, throwing Harrison from the vehicle, who was not wearing a seat belt.

State Police said Harrison somehow managed to climb up the steep embankment where he was found by a passerby, some 11-hours after his wreck.

The passing motorist took Harrison to a Madison County EMS Station where he was then taken to U.K. Hospital in Lexington.

State Police said no drug or alcohol usage was suspected.

The accident is still under investigation.
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