Hoxie and Walnut Ridge Respond To Head On Accident

At 7:11 pm on Thursday the Lawrence County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a head on accident near the 500 block of Hwy 91 Hoxie. Hoxie Fire was dispatched to the area, more information was received and at least one victim was entrapped in one of the vehicles.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies and Hoxie Police also responded to the accident. Hoxie Chief Chris Ditto requested a helicopter to the scene and requested assistance from Walnut Ridge Fire Department. Units from Hoxie Fire and Medic One Ambulance arrived on scene first assessing patients and began extrication shortly followed by the Walnut Ridge Fire Department.

Units on scene closed traffic as responders and medics tended to the injured. A landing zone was set up in a field near the crash, at 7:33 Chief Ditto advised the helicopter had landed. No word on the extent of injuries, the accident is being investigated by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. One patient was flown to an area hospital while another was transported by ambulance to NEA in Jonesboro.

For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office visit www.lawrenceccountysheriffsoffice.com .

For more information on the Walnut Ridge Fire Department visit www.walnutridgefd.com .