Woman charged after injury wreck on North Friendship in McCracken County

Part of North Friendship Road in McCracken County was closed for a time Thursday evening after a wreck involving an SUV and a car. that injured two women. 

The wreck happened on North Friendship Road and Garland Drive around 5;30 p.m. Thursday. McCracken County deputies say 38-year-old Amanda Wiersma of Paducah was driving an SUV southbound on North Friendship Road. Deputies say witnesses reported that Wiersma lost control of the SUV on a sharp curve in the road and side swiped a northbound car driven by 52-year-old Sandu Satnum of Florida. 

Then, deputies say, Wiersma crossed into Northbound traffic and hit a car driven by 26-year-old Kristen Bickerstaff of Paducah. When that happened, Wiersma was thrown from her vehicle, because deputies say she wasn’t wearing a seat belt. 

Wiersma was injured, but not incapacitated, and she was taken to a local hospital. Bickerstaff was taken to a hospital as well, and deputies say her injuries were not incapacitating either. 

Wiersma was cited on a charge of driving under the influence, and released at the hospital because of her injuries. Deputies say further charges are expected. 

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