Our Arkansas Car Accident Attorneys Share Last Month’s Worst Collisions
Arkansas is not immune to the perils of busy roads. Our Arkansas car accident attorneys at Niblock Law Firm have compiled some of last month’s worst accidents in hopes to encourage our readers to be more careful on the roads.
Four-Car Crash in Rogers
On Sept. 12, emergency responders raced to the scene of a four-car collision involving a semi-truck in Rogers. 5NEWS reported that a passenger car pulled out in front of a semi-truck that was hauling another semi. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the semi-truck swerved and hit another vehicle before running into the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad tracks.
Though one person was taken to the hospital, the fire department said all injuries were non-life-threatening.
Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by a Car
William Phelps was walking on Wedington Drive in Fayetteville when he was offered a ride from a passing driver. When Phelps stepped into the road, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Phelps was rushed to the ICU where he remained sedated for nearly two weeks, 5NEWS reported. He succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 30.
Elkins School Bus Carrying Students Involved in Collision
5NEWS reported an accident on Hwy. 16 involving a school bus with 30 students on board. The Elkins School Superintendent, Jeremy Mangrum, said the bus driver was not at fault for the accident on Hwy. 16. Thankfully, no one was injured.
Motorcyclist Dies in Crash
A motorcyclist who was not wearing his helmet died after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a curb. According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the 52-year-old crashed on Happy Hollow Road and 15th Street in Fayetteville.
Goshen Cop Crashed After Being Shot at During a Chase
When Officer Michael Freeman was in pursuit of a reckless driver, shots were fired from the car he was chasing, causing him to drive off the road and crash. Freeman’s car rolled and landed in the woods north of Arkansas 45 in Goshen.
His communication system was down due to the accident, so his station called him on his phone to reach him. Freeman was unable to give his location due to his injuries and was later found in his vehicle by searchers.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported that his vehicle was in the woods about 400 feet from the road and hidden from view. No suspects from the chase have been found, and the investigation is ongoing.
Drive Safe and Call Us if You’ve Been Injured
We hope this list of recent accidents brings attention to the importance of driving safely. If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our Arkansas car accident attorneys at Niblock Law Firm are experienced in handling car accident claims. We have helped countless individuals receive the justice they deserve and the max amount of compensation possible for their injuries.