HAZARD — An early report of a vehicle landing on top of a residence on Jacks Branch Road in Hazard turned out to be false.
Perry County’s Sheriff’s Department and Perry County EMS responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred around 3 p.m. today.
The male occupant told Deputy Chris Combs that he was driving up Jacks Branch Road when he felt a bee inside his black Chevy Tahoe.
He told Deputy Combs that he swatted at the bee, hitting his sunglasses that were on his face, which caused them to fall off. When his sunglasses fell off, he told Deputy Combs that was when he felt the vehicle drop off the shoulder of the road.
The Chevy Tahoe took out three wooden poles during the crash, flipped upside down and came to rest against a building.
Deputy Combs said the male had no visible injuries, but did complain to emergency management personnel of back pain.
The male also told EMT’s that he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, Deputy Combs said.
Prior to the accident, reports came in of a black Chevy Tahoe driving recklessly on Hwy. 80 coming from Leslie County to Perry County, but it is currently unclear if the two incidents are related.
Deputy Chris Combs is in charge of the investigation.
TJ Caudill is a reporter for The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.