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Arkansas cross-over car accident sends 4 people to the hospital

Road closures following vehicle accidents in Arkansas are not unfamiliar sights during the holidays. Many of these delays are necessary to allow clearing up operations after vehicle accidents. Traffic on a roadway in Jonesboro was disrupted for almost an hour on a recent Tuesday morning. The road closure followed a head-on car accident that caused severe injuries.

The Jonesboro police reported that a westbound sedan had crossed over the center line into the lanes of eastbound traffic. An approaching SUV failed to avoid a collision and smashed head on into the sedan. The SUV driver and his two passengers were transported to a local hospital, along with the driver of the other vehicle. However, the sedan driver's injuries necessitated a transfer to another hospital by helicopter. No information about the severity of the other injuries was published.

2 people killed in Arkansas motor vehicle accident

For many people, November and December is their favorite time of the year. With the holidays, it is a time of family togetherness. Unfortunately, two families in Arkansas will likely associate the holidays with the death of their loved one after two people were killed in a head-on motor vehicle accident.

The accident happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. one evening in late November. Police claim that a 64-year-old driver was traveling north in a sedan. Unfortunately, reports indicate that she crossed the center line, striking a southbound vehicle head on. The driver of that car was a 52-year-old man.

Arkansas attorneys help truck accident victims

Any person who has spent a great deal of time on the roadways likely knows of the dangers of driver fatigue. While some drivers in Arkansas may try to stay awake by playing loud music or drinking highly caffeinated beverages, it is simply not safe to stay behind the wheel. While every fatigued driver should take a rest, fatigue experienced by truck drivers can cause a truck accident that may have serious, even fatal, consequences.

There are federal laws regarding commercial truck drivers. These laws state that drivers are only allowed to spend a certain number of hours in a day working. Moreover, only a specific number of consecutive hours can be spent driving. Drivers are required to keep a log of their work hours to help ensure they meet federal requirements.

Death, injuries stem from pedestrian motor vehicle accident

Pedestrian accidents are almost as common as car accidents here in Arkansas and throughout the country. Because of the lack of protection, pedestrians generally suffer significant and even fatal injuries when involved in a motor vehicle accident. Pedestrian accidents can occur when individuals are trying to cross the street,walking along a sidewalk or even helping a friend to move a car off the road after it has broken down. It appears that the latter is what has happened recently in Arkansas.

On a recent Saturday evening, a college student lost his life. For unknown reasons, two men were pushing an SUV down the street. A female was behind the wheel, steering it in the right direction.

Arkansas truck accident takes five lives

Road trips are supposed to be exciting and fun. Unfortunately, not all road trips go as planned. For the families of five people who were involved in an Arkansas truck accident, the thought of a road trip may never be the same again. 

Five out-of-state residents were traveling through Arkansas recently when they were involved in an accident that was believed to have been caused by a tractor-trailer. According to reports, the semi truck struck the van in which they were traveling on its left side. The impact from this hit reportedly caused the van to enter into the median. Although no other vehicles were said to be involved in the crash, all five individuals in the van were pronounced dead at the scene.

Construction zones may increase risk of motor vehicle accident

Construction zones are known for causing traffic jams and frustration for commuting motorists, but do they also place Arkansas drivers at a higher risk for a motor vehicle accident? A recent motor vehicle accident that involved seven cars highlights the potential danger of construction on heavily used roads. Two people died in this accident that took place along Interstate 40. 

According to other motorists, that particular construction zone stretches on for many miles and has a heavy impact on traffic in the area. Construction areas generally require drivers to slow down, which can cause a long line of slow-moving vehicles. Drivers may be required to merge into a different lane, also causing traffic to slow down. Arkansas drivers know that this may cause accidents, often before traffic even moves into the actual construction area. As in this case, a truck struck one car, causing a seven-car accident. 

Preteen dies at bus stop in Arkansas motor vehicle accident

Many parents walk with their children to bus stops in the mornings as a safety precaution. If they do not walk with them, they usually watch them. However, in the afternoons, parents are often unable to ensure that their children safely return to their homes. Parents may think that the stop signs and lights on school buses are enough to keep their children safe, but, unfortunately, these safety precautions were not enough to prevent the death of one Arkansas girl whose life was taken in a recent motor vehicle accident at her bus stop.

In late October, a 12-year-old Arkansas girl was getting off the school bus at her regular bus stop. Police stated that the bus had its signals and lights activated, indicating that it was unloading children. Unfortunately, a driver did not stop and ended up striking the young girl while she was crossing the street.

Arkansas car accident occurs when car strikes boy riding bike

A young boy was riding his bicycle in front of his Arkansas home recently when he was struck by a vehicle. A neighbor was on his front porch and witnessed the car accident. The neighbor said that the boy had stopped prior to be hitting by the vehicle. He also said that he believes that the car was going approximately 30 to 35 miles per hour.

An accident reconstruction team will be able to determine the actual rate of speed at which the vehicle was traveling when it hit the boy, causing him to fall off his bike. The neighbor claimed that it was late afternoon when the accident occurred. He said there were no other vehicles on the road.

Fatal motor vehicle accident leaves many questions unanswered

In many instances, it is quite clear why an accident occurs. Sometimes it is because of distracted driving, such as texting, and other times, it may be due to the person behind the wheel having been drinking. In some cases, a person may have lost control of their vehicle due to a health condition, such as a heart attack. Whatever the case may be, a collision leaves many questions unanswered for family members when a person dies in a motor vehicle accident. This may be the case with a recent Arkansas accident that left three dead and one critically injured.

A 50-year-old man was driving one of the two vehicles involved. He had two passengers in the vehicle with him. One was an 83-year-old man and the other was a 41-year-old woman. All of them had different last names, so it is unclear if they were related. Regardless, they all three were pronounced dead following the crash.

1 dead after fatal motor vehicle accident in Arkansas

An Arkansas woman was killed after a truck collided with her vehicle recently. Reportedly, the wreck occurred shortly prior to 7 a.m. one recent morning. Now, authorities are performing an investigation into the fatal motor vehicle accident

A 33-year-old woman was traveling west in her Ford Taurus. A 45-year-old man was driving a GMC pickup eastbound on the same highway when he left his lane of traffic. He ended up crossing a total of four lanes before his vehicle struck the Taurus. He survived the accident uninjured.

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