Columbia Police Department investigated an early morning injury accident at Veterans Bypass and Burkesville Street, resulting in one patient being airlifted.
Preliminary investigation shows that Paul Thompson, 37, of Owensboro was traveling east on the Veterans Memorial Bypass in a 2014 Toyota . Thompson failed to stop at traffic control device and entered intersection. Thompson’s vehicle struck a 2005 Nissan operated by Eric Coomer, 43, of Columbia who was traveling south on Burkesville Street with right-of-way.
Coomer was treated on scene by Adair County EMS and transported to T.J. Health Columbia then transferred to UK Hospital by helicopter via Air Evac.
Thompson had to be extricated from vehicle by Columbia Adair County Fire Department before being transported to T.J. Health Columbia.
The collision is being investigated by CPD Sgt. Gary Roy. Roy was assisted by Deputy Sheriff Joey Keith.
Responding agencies include: Columbia Police, Adair County Sheriffs Department, Adair EMS and Columbia Adair Fire Department.