A Bedford man was injured Sunday after the brakes failed on a vehicle while towing pickup truck Sunday night.


According to a Lawrence County Police report, 18-year-old Justin Kelly, of 1301 Trogden Lane, who was in a 1998 Dodge Durango was being towed by a 2001 Ford Ranger driven by 54-year-old Timothy Kelly on Peerless Road when the brakes failed on the Ranger.

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

Police say no contact was made between the two vehicles.

The Durango stopped a short distance from the accident site.

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