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MARVELL, AR – Arkansas State Police said a driver died after her car crashed into a truck on Sunday afternoon, the Daily Citizen reports.

The victim was identified as 48-year-old Annie Irene Lowery of Searcy.  She was driving a Hyundai Sonata when she was involved in the accident on U.S. Highway 49 north of Marvell in Phillips County. According to investigators, Lowery was heading south when she veered into the northbound lane and slammed into the front of a 2017 Freightliner.

Lowery sustained fatal injuries in the wreck, while two minors were transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for treatment of their injuries. No details were released on their conditions.

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Emergency crews responded to the scene of an 18-wheeler crash in southwest Hot Springs yesterday.

According to a report by Arkansas 911, the truck crashed into several roadside trees and power poles within the 900 block of Shady Grove Road.

It is unclear if any injuries were sustained as a result of the crash. However, a heavy lift wrecker was called in to remove the truck from the roadway.

LITTLE ROCK, AR –  A truck driver fled the scene after crashing into a barrier on I-30 in north Little Rock this afternoon.

According to a report by Arkansas DoT, the crash took place at about 4 p.m. along the Broadway overpass.

Police say the driver crashed into the join and wall on the bridge before detaching the trailer and fleeing from the scene. No further details on their identity are available at this time.

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A truck driver from Dumas was killed in a single-vehilce crash near Little Rock on Monday morning.

According to the Magnolia Reporter, 51-year-old Gregory Bess was traveling north on I-530 when he lost control of his 2001 Peterbilt truck. The truck then veered off the roadway and collided with a tree.

Bess was pronounced dead at the scene.

PARAGOULD, AR – A multi-vehilce crash involving a semi-truck in Green County took the life of a Missouri man last Friday evening.

According to a report by KAIT, 44-year-old Eric Ward Abernathy, ran the stop sign at Highway 358 and Highway 412 at about 9 p.m.

Ward’s vehilce was struck by a 2001 Peterbilt Truck heading south through the intersection.

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A semi-truck became wedged under a railroad overpass in Little Rock this morning.

According to THV 11, the truck crashed into the overpass sometime before 11 a.m. along 6th Street, in front of the Rail Yard restaurant.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation at this time.

Car crashes due to ice and snow are scary, for everyone involved.    If you can stay home, it’s always best to stay off the roadways.  But we all know that our essential workers have no choice but to get to work – we NEED them, and thankful for them – and there are times that we just have to get out there for various reasons.   Here are some tips to help:

Tips for Driving on the Roadways during Inclement Weather:

  •     Only drive on ice and snow if you feel comfortable doing so
  •     Remove ALL ice and snow from your vehicle before you leave the driveway
  •     Use four-wheel drive or a traction-control system if possible
  •     Know that ice can be ‘invisible’
  •     If you start to slide, steer the same direction as your back wheels are moving
  •     Do NOT ‘slam’ on the brakes
  •     Allow plenty of space between you and the forward vehicle
  •     Avoid using cruise control
  •     Drive in a lower gear
  •     Drive a little under the speed limit

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Two women were killed in a fatal trucking accident in Arkansas last month. The women were in a small SUV driving along Highway 59 just north of Gentry, Arkansas when their vehicle was crushed by an out-of-control semi. The crash happened just after 7 AM on the morning of November 24th. Accident recreation investigators pieced the collisions together after the fact and found that the semi crossed the center line into oncoming traffic around a slight curve in the road and then tipped on its side. The SUV was smashed under the bulk of the truck and the passenger compartment of the vehicle collapsed under the weight.

The driver of the truck was also injured in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital by EMT’s responding to the scene. There has been no word yet as to whether criminal charges will be filed in the crash or if the victims’ surviving family members will be seeking compensation from the driver or the company for which they work. Continue reading ›

Spinal cord injuries can occur in any number of situations from car and motorcycle crashes to more common accidents like slips and falls. In many cases, liability (financial responsibility) can be assigned to an individual or corporation (such as the store in which the slip occurred or the job site at which the victim fell). However, even when victims win shockingly large insurance settlements after paralysis accidents in Arkansas, they may still be faced with expensive long-term care that can bankrupt family savings accounts and leave survivors feeling helpless.

If you’ve been involved in an accident at work, on the road, or even in a parking lot and are facing the effects of a spinal cord injury, it’s helpful to know just how much your recovery is likely to cost in order to calculate a fair insurance settlement or a potential court award.

Types of Accidents and Injuries Likely to Cause Paralysis

Fatal Drunk Driving Accident in Arkansas Leaves Two First Responders Injured

A fatal drunk driving accident in Arkansas earlier this month left two members of an ambulance crew seriously injured and claimed the life of an intoxicated automobile operator. The crash happened on Interstate 40 near Little Rock Arkansas at around 5 AM on the morning of March 1st.

A car, operated by a local woman, was traveling at speed the wrong way down I-40 when it crashed head-on into the ambulance. The driver was killed instantly. Chemical testing after the crash revealed that the woman had a Blood Alcohol Content level of 0.164—twice the legal limit in Arkansas.

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