Driver in Murray accident is in guarded condition

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 December 2013 at 12:00 am

MURRAY – The driver in an accident on Friday night in Murray is in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital this morning, the hospital reported.

Scott A. Kuhn, 44, of Holley was travelling east on Lynch Road at about 7 p.m. on Friday when he lost control on a slippery road.

The vehicle flipped, struck a tree and impaled itself on the shorn off pine tree, coming to rest almost perpendicular to the ground. Kuhn was trapped in the wreckage for about 2 hours and 20 minutes before being extricated by firefighters. He was then flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight helicopter.

It was bitterly cold on Friday night with the temperature at 15 degrees. Kuhn’s two daughters, ages 12 and 13, were also treated for minor injuries.

Kuhn wasn’t drinking alcohol, Undersheriff Steve Smith said.

“He was probably going too fast over the railroad tracks,” Smith said. “It was the slippery conditions combined with imprudent speed.”

For previous articles on the Murray accident, click here and here.