The Lawrence County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting an accident involving a pickup truck and a train at a railroad crossing in Portia on Saturday afternoon.
Dispatch paged the Walnut Ridge Fire Department, Portia Fire Department, AET Ambulance of Walnut Ridge and the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office. Units from the Walnut Ridge and Portia Fire Departments were on scene at 2:03pm. Firefighters began extrication of the trapped victim at 2:06pm, Air-Evac was called for a scene flight. The medical helicopter was directed to the Portia area to transport the victim. Firefighters secured an area to land the helicopter in Portia, Sheriffâ€™s Deputies assisted with traffic and investigated the accident.
The victim whoâ€™s name or condition have not been released was flown to an area hospital. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office visit www.
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For more information on the Walnut Ridge Fire Department visit www.walnutridgefd.com .
For more information on AET Ambulance of Walnut Ridge and Imboden, visit www.aetambulance.com .
Photos courtesy of Sgt. Rocky Chappell/Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.