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Car Vs. Safety Barrier Injury Crash on Hwy. 70E – GARLAND COUNTY


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

Arkansas State Police Trooper Sheldon investigated a single vehicle injury crash last night where a vehicle struck the end of a guardrail that was equipped with a crash safety device.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the Westbound Chevrolet exited the right side of his lane and struck the end of the guardrail.  The guardrail was fitted with a crash ride down system.  When the front of the vehicle struck the safety device, the rail/cable system absorbed a portion of the energy from the collision that would normally effect the passenger compartment in a negative way; possibly increasing the severity of injury that the occupants could experience.  The vehicle came to final rest in the middle of the highway.

The Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol assisted as necessary.

Morning Star Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly.  They blocked the highway, assisted with medical care and MSFD Chief Kew was able to pull the wreckage to the shoulder of the highway by using his truck and a large chain.

LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew to the scene.  They met with at least 1 person involved in the crash, but it is unclear to me whether they transported anyone to the hospital or not.