3-Vehicle Crash Requires Water Rescue by Beebe Police and Fire Volunteers Beebe Asst. Fire Chief Rick Jackson and other volunteers pull victim from water-filled cab of truck
Jun 13th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Top Story
BY LEE “CAT” McLANE
The cab of the truck is halfway submerged and the back of the truck is completely under water after the truck careened off Hwy. 67/167 into Bull Creek at mile marker 31 Friday morning. The driver was trapped inside with water above his waist. Asst. Fire Chief Rick Jackson jumped in the water to help free the man from the truck cab. The man was taken to the hospital. (Photos courtesy Beebe Police/Lt. Brian Duke)
As the truck ran off the southbound lane of Hwy. 67/167, two cars collided on the northbound side. There were injuries and the people were taken to the hospital. Beebe Police and First Responders responded along with Ark. State Police.
An official report of this accident was not available from the Ark. State Police at press time but according to information from people on the scene, Beebe Police, Beebe Fire First Responders and other volunteers responded to an accident around 7 a.m. Friday, June 7, involving a southbound truck on Hwy. 67/167 which left the roadway, travelled down the median and landed partially submerged in Bull Creek at the Hwy. 31 mile marker on Hwy. 67/167.
The driver of the truck was pulled from the partially submerged vehicle by Beebe Asst. Fire Chief and First Responder Rick Jackson and other volunteers on the scene. It was noted that had the accident happened the day before the creek would have been two or three feet higher and the outcome of the victim might have been deadly.
While this was going on, two vehicles travelling north on Hwy. 67/167 collided. There were no fatalities but several of the people involved in the accidents were sent to the hospital. It is believed that none of the people involved were from this area.
Editor’s note: After trying for two days to get a report from the Ark. State Police on this accident - we still didn’t have it at press time. We apologize for the lack of details.