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Bedford Man Injured After Brakes Fail While Towing Vehicle
Updated November 10, 2014 9:30 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(NEEDMORE) - A Bedford man was injured after the brakes failed on a vehicle while towing a pickup truck Sunday night.

According to a Lawrence County Police report, 18-year-old Justin Kelly was in a 1998 Dodge Durango which was being towed by a 2001 Ford Ranger driven by 54-year-old Timothy Kelly.

The vehicles were on Peerless Road near Bud Ikerd Road when the brakes failed on the Ranger.

Timothy Kelly swerved to the left to avoid being hit by the Durango. As the Durango went around the Ranger, the tow rope tightened and caused the Ranger to be pulled around. When this happened, the tow rope snapped and caused the Ranger to skid around and up onto the guardrail and overturn.

The Durango stopped a short distance from the accident site.

Police say no contact was made between the two vehicles.

Justin was not injured during the incident. Timothy suffered contusions and bruises to his entire body and was taken to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital for treatment and then transferred to an Indianapolis hospital after he suffered bleeding in a muscle.

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