According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), unless something can be done to increase road safety, traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.
Traffic accidents claim lives every day and leave thousands injured and unable to work. Our community saw its share of accidents in the month of July and we have compiled some of them to highlight the abundance of accident victims in our state.
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident and it was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. An experienced Arkansas car accident lawyer can help you determine if you have a case. Our lawyers at Niblock Law Firm are committed to battling for the rights of victims in vehicle accidents. Call us today for a free consultation.
1 Killed, 3 Injured in Deadly Motorcycle Crash
A motorcycle crash on Arkansas 64 ended with the driver of the bike dead and left three others injured. Patrick Ewart Corbin, 54, tried to steer his Harley-Davidson motorcycle around a curve near Gravel Hill Road around 10 p.m. According to 5NEWS, he crossed the center line and ran into the front driver’s side of Lisa Brinson’s Dodge Ram. Riding with Brinson was Jerry Brinson and a 15-year-old girl. All three were injured.
1 Killed in Motorcycle Accident
Zachary Stuckey was driving his motorcycle when he got into an accident with a janitor supply box truck, according to KHBS. The accident occurred on Mission Road around 9:30 a.m. on July 19, Stuckey’s 41st birthday. Stuckey succumbed to his injuries soon after. The truck driver was not injured.
Man Killed After Hitting a Tree
5NEWS reported Danny Warren Ritter, 67, was driving his pickup truck on Arkansas 12 in Springtown when he went off the road, through a fence, and across a field before colliding with a tree. Sadly, Mr. Ritter did not survive his injuries.
Vehicle Ends Up In Ravine
Interstate 49 saw traffic build-up on July 22, after an SUV ran off the road near exit 93, and ended up in a grove of trees. According to 5NEWS, the two people in the vehicle were unharmed, and all lanes of traffic remained open.
Woman Crashes Onto Bella Vista Golf Course
The police believe Charmane Richman, 62, had a medical issue which led to her crashing her Ford Escape onto the Country Club Golf Course. 5NEWS reported that police responded to the crash after a witness called the accident into dispatch. The vehicle was found near Sugar Creek where Richman was pronounced dead. This case is still under investigation.
Teen Pinned For 15 Minutes Before Jaws of Life Rescued Him
KHBS reported Christopher Latham, 19, was headed west on Old US 64 when he went off the road and hit a utility pole. His car rolled upside-down on the side of the road where the Roland Fire Department used the jaws of life to rescue him. The teen was later sent to Baptist Health for leg injuries but was in stable condition.
Learn About Your Legal Options
We hope this report of accidents will inspire drivers to use caution while on our roadways. While remaining safe and vigilant is the number one way to avoid being injured from a car wreck, we understand it’s not always possible to avoid a collision.
For this reason, it is important to have an Arkansas car accident lawyer on your side who can walk you through the process of filing a claim, and give you legal advice. If you have a case, you could receive compensation for your damages.
Our attorneys at Niblock Law Firm are experienced in personal injury law and can help you determine if you have a case. We are committed to providing strong legal representation for our clients. Our Case evaluations are free and we don’t get paid unless you do. Call us today at 479-521-5510 to learn more.