Child seriously hurt after crash in Kenton County

INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) - A juvenile was flown to Children's Hospital after a serious accident Sunday afternoon in Kenton County.

The crash occurred just after 2:30 p.m. on I-75 near the 168 milemarker.

Police say a Chevy Blazer driven by Beverly Bates, 40, of Dry Ridge, was driving northbound on I-75 when the accelerator on her vehicle got stuck and would not slow the vehicle when released.

Bates pulled to the right side emergency lane to stop the vehicle by braking and attempted to put the vehicle in park to also assist in stopping the vehicle.

Instead of being shifted into park, the vehicle was shifted into reverse and traveled back across the northbound lanes of I-75 where it was struck in the passenger side by a Chevy Impala driven by Douglas Endicott, 54, of Fishers, Ind.

The Blazer contained seven passengers, five of which were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Police say the juvenile was not wearing a seat belt. Robert Sholl, 40, also of Dry Ridge, was also transported by ambulance to University Hospital with serious injuries. The other three passengers who were injured were taken via ambulance to area hospitals.

Endicott and his passenger, Katherine Endicott, 48, of Seattle, were also transported to area hospitals.

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