Construction Zone Accident Near Clinton Turns Fatal
Arkansas auto accident attorneys note a U.S. Highway 65 construction zone accident that occurred on June 2, 2014. According to a report from KATV:
“At least one construction worker is dead and 21 are injured Monday afternoon after a log truck lost its load on a bridge in Clinton.
It happened on Highway 65 South near 16 East in Clinton. A construction crew was working on a new bridge when the logs fell off the truck and landed on top of the workers.
The Van Buren County Coroner has confirmed one fatality at this time. Ozark Health Medical Center is reporting 21 injured.”
Arkansas Online reported on the accident as well, stating:
“Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department spokesman Randy Ort said the accident occurred around 3:22 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 65 south and Arkansas 16 east.
Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley said at least two people died as a result of the accident, and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Brandon Morris said multiple injuries have been reported.
About 12 people were treated for injuries at Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton, hospital administrator David Deaton said. Seven additional people were taken to other hospitals to be treated for their injuries, Deaton said, but the destinations of those patients were unknown. Bradley said all of the injured and dead were construction workers.
While an unknown number of contractors working for Mobley Contractors Inc. of Morrilton were reportedly injured in the accident, highway department spokesman Danny Straessle said highway department crew members who were working on the bridge deck near the accident did not suffer any injuries.”
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