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 Sheriff’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, Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with traffic and investigated the accident.
The victim who’s name or condition have not been released was flown to an area hospital. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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Photos courtesy of Sgt. Rocky Chappell/Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.