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Arkansas State Police Trooper Wingo investigated a serious, 2 vehicle, injury, entrapment crash on Highway 7 North at Clampits Meat Market today.
Evidence at the scene showed that the Hyundai and the Cadillac were involved in a head-on crash in a no passing zone. Both vehicles came to final rest right side up, each approximately 15 ft. from the area of impact and each car blocking a lane.
Hot Springs Village Police Chief Middleton was the first 911 person on scene. He jumped out of his vehicle and took charge instantly as other motorists were trying to help the injured.
Soon after Chief Middleton made the call, Jessieville Fire & Rescue Assets began arriving and going to work. Due to the severity of the crash and the multiple patients, Hot Springs Village Fire & Rescue came out to help. Rescuers had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the Cadillac driver from the wreckage.
LifeNet dispatched 3 Ambulance Crews and the Air Crew to the scene in order to handle 4 of the patients. The 5th patient was flown to the hospital by the Survival Flight Crew.
Xtreme Towing & Recovery took charge of the Cadillac and removed it from the scene. Razorback Towing took charge of and removed the Hyundai from the scene.
Highway 7 North was closed for approximately an hour and 45 minutes.