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Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Bowerman investigated a very serious, single vehicle injury crash yesterday evening on Amity Road near South Harris Road.
Evidence at the scene showed that the Chevrolet Silverado was traveling west when it exited the right side of the pavement and struck a bridge. The vehicle continued west after impact, grinding the bottom of the vehicle against the edge of the bridge, just above the creek below. The vehicle collided with a tree and then slammed into another tree at the driver’s door. The patient was trapped in the vehicle for approximately an hour as emergency workers cut and removed a lot of wreckage surrounding the patient including the roof of the vehicle.
70 West FireTroops, Arkansas Constable Scott Hecke and the LifeNet Ambulance Crew all worked hard to get this patient out as quickly and as safely as possible.
LifeNet dispatched the LifeNet Air Crew to the scene. Pilot Hart landed the helicopter at the Tucker’s place in a large, freshly mowed field. The Tucker’s were very cool about the whole situation…they even brought out bottled water for the heroes.
Once the patient was loaded into the ambulance at the scene, they drove around the corner to the landing zone, loaded the patient quickly and took off for the hospital.
Ernie’s Wrecker Service took charge of and removed the vehicle from the scene.
Amity Road was blocked for approximately 2 hours.