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16 People Transported to DMH, Following 2 Separate Auto Accidents

September 29th, 2010 by

For the second afternoon in a row, car crashes have kept police, ambulance crews, tow trucks, and hospital staff busy.

Tuesday around 2:30, according to reports from bystanders, a westbound Pontiac Grand Prix, shown here, failed to stop, at the intersection of HWY 278 East and Cherry Street.  The Pontiac collided with the rear of a GMC Envoy.

There were 5 passengers in the Pontiac, and 3 in the GMC.  SEEMS and MASI both responded.  A total of 8 people were transported to Drew Memorial from the wreck, including a couple who went by personal vehicle.

Monticello Fire & Rescue was paged out to remove occupants from the vehicles.   MPD worked the wreck, assisted by Arkansas State Troopers.  Triple A towed the Pontiac.

2 hours later, around 4:30, a Hyundai Elantra pulled out of a driveway at Montongo hill, on HWY 425 North, into the path of a southbound Mazda Tribute.

The Hyundai came to a stop after crossing a deep ditch, with passengers remaining trapped inside, causing Fire & Rescue to be called again.

SEEMS responded with 2 ambulances, and along with some who chose to ride in personal vehicles, a total of 8 accident victims were transported to Drew Memorial, from this crash as well.  Following this collision, 2 patients were taken to Little Rock and 2 more went to JRMC in Pine Bluff.

Drew County Sheriff’s deputies worked the scene.

2 2-vehicle car crashes in 2 hours sent a total of 16 victims to Drew Memorial.

2 Responses to “16 People Transported to DMH, Following 2 Separate Auto Accidents”

  1. melissa nash says:

    As busy as the staff at the ER was, they still took excellent care of my son with a broken arm. Thank you ER staff at Drew Memorial and thank you to Lynn and Ben from SEEMS.
    WE ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL MEDICAL PERSONEL.
    Melissa Nash

  2. carrie says:

    Thank you so much to all the medical and law enforcement personel who resonded to our accident. i was the driver of the mazda (one correction, we were north bound on 425. the impact caused us to spin and land south bound). i haven’t had an update on those injured in or occupying the other vehicle, but pray they are fairing better than we are. it could have been much much worse and, again, want to thank each and every single person who stopped and assisted us (and every prayer said for my family). God bless and i pray we can return the generousity

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