Corbin firefighters had to extricate a woman from her car Thursday morning after it ran off the road and struck a tree on the Corbin bypass.
Corbin Police Colonel David Maiden said 34-year-old Cassandra Whitlow of Heidrick was travelling west on the bypass near the intersection with Hart Hollow Road in her 2006 Saturn Ion just before 9 a.m. when the wreck occurred.
Maiden said Whitlow told him that she was attempting to pull off to the shoulder when her flip-flop sandal became stuck in the accelerator.
“The car went up an embankment and struck the tree,” Maiden said, adding Whitlow didn’t say why she was trying to pull off the highway.
Corbin firefighters were called to the scene.
“We had to cut the driver’s door off to remove her from the vehicle,” said Firefighter Chad Jackson.
Jackson said the passenger, later identified as 41-year-old James Thomas of Heidrick, was able to get out of the car on his own.
Whitlow and Thomas were both taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Corbin.
Whitley EMS also responded to the scene.