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Motorcycle Crash; HS VFW Commander Seriously Injured – HOT SPRINGS

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The Hot Springs Police Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team investigated a serious, 2 vehicle crash involving a motorcycle at the Intersection of Albert Pike and Hammond Drive.


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Evidence at the scene showed that the motorcycle was eastbound on Albert Pike and entered the traffic light controlled intersection in a heavy skid.  Other evidence at the scene indicated that a westbound Ford F-150 pick-up truck began a left turn across the path of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle struck the driver’s front corner of the truck, went out of control and fell over at the intersection.  It is unknown by me which vehicle had the right of way at the time of the crash.  The final rest position of the Ford indicated that it appeared to have stopped near immediately after impact.


Something interesting I noticed at the scene was that a car’s radio antenna had very recently been impaled into the pavement on Hammond Street near the area of impact.  It is unknown by me if this item was a result of this crash.  The Ford still had it’s factory antenna in place as it sat after impact.

Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly.  They assisted with patient care, automotive fluid clean up and helped to block and reroute traffic around the scene.

LifeNet dispatched at least 1 Ambulance Crew and the EMS Supervisor to the scene.  At least 1 person was transported to the hospital by ambulance.


Seriously Injured – Hot Springs VFW Post Commander Charlie Cowden

Hot Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars post Commander Charlie Cowden was the motorcycle rider involved in this crash.  He is seriously injured and was flown to a higher level care facility in Little Rock later in the evening.

Ernie’s Wrecker Service took charge of and removed at least 1 of the vehicles from the scene.

Traffic flow was interrupted for approximately 1 hour.