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LifeNet Air Crew Responds To Serious Rollover Crash On Clear Creek Rd. – GARLAND COUNTY

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

Originally posted on June 17, 2020 at 12:23AM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group.  To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.

Arkansas State Police Troopers Ault, Tankersley and Wingo investigated a serious injury, single vehicle, rollover crash on Clear Creek Road yesterday morning around 10AM.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the Northbound Chevrolet Silverado truck exited the right side of the pavement sideways while negotiating a curve.  The vehicle slid sideways along the grassy roadside for several feet, overturned and slammed into the tree.  The vehicle came to final rest on it’s passenger side against the tree.  The force of the collision embedded one of the truck’s door handles into the tree approximately 9 feet above the ground.

Truck’s door handle embedded in the tree.

Piney Fire Chief Scott Miser just happened to come around the same curve seconds after the crash.  He called for back-up and all 911 services responded.  Chief Miser was able to perform some basic medical functions that absolutely improved the patient’s immediate situation.

The Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol arrived quickly and assisted as needed.

Piney Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and blocked traffic, assisted with patient care, established a landing zone for the incoming medical helicopter and otherwise assisted as needed.

LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew, the EMS Supervisor and their Air Crew to the scene.  2 people were injured in this crash.  1 patient’s injury appeared to be minor in nature; he was probably not transported by ambulance.  The other patient’s injury was what I would describe as “life-threatening”.  The seriously injured patient was loaded into the ambulance and transported about 120 yards away to an open field where the medical helicopter was waiting.  That patient was transported to the hospital by air.

Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 1.5 hours.