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Medical Attack Possible Cause Of Vehicle Vs. RR Trestle Injury Crash – HOT SPRINGS

Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer Chapin investigated an injury crash on Shady Grove Road yesterday afternoon where a vehicle slammed into the railroad trestle.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the Northbound Nissan Titan truck exited the right side of the pavement and struck the railroad trestle which supports a single railroad track.  The truck came to final rest at the point of impact with the front of the truck touching the framework of the structure.  The trestle was significantly damaged.  The trestle is made of wood.  At least 1 large wooden beam was snapped in 2 pieces.

Off. Chapin made sure that the railroad was notified of the unsafe situation immediately.  Railroad traffic on that track was stopped until inspection/repair can be done.

Hot Springs Fire & Rescue Troops arrived quickly and assisted as needed.

LifeNet dispatched an Ambulance Crew to the scene.  They transported at least 1 injured person to the hospital by ambulance.

A witness at the scene said that a medical situation may have set in on the driver just prior to the truck leaving the pavement.

Tillery’s Towing took charge of and removed the wreckage from the scene.

This section of road was closed for approximately 50 minutes.