Traffic was detoured around a motor vehicle collision that occurred Monday afternoon, March 13th on East Parkway Drive at Greenwich Avenue.
At 1:15 p.m. Pope County dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a “multi-vehicle collision that had occurred at the intersection of East Parkway Drive and North Glenwood Avenue. Upon taking the report, 911 operators dispatched the Russellville Police Department, Russellville Fire Department’s Ladder 1 and RFD Medic 1 to respond to the scene.
Upon the arrival of responders, they advised dispatch that the roadway was blocked and located a black 2013 Hyundai Tucson that had sustained heavy damage and a red 2011 Chevy Camaro that had sustained moderate damage in the crash.
Upon making contact with the occupants of both vehicles, dispatch was informed that there were two injured patients. At that time, RFD Medic 3 was requested to respond to the scene.
As the patients were evaluated and prepared for transport, RPD officers conducted traffic control in the area and began their investigation into how the crash occurred.
The two injured patients were transported to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment for the injuries they had sustained in the crash.
According to a RPD report, officers determined the Chevy Camaro was turning right onto East Parkway Drive when the driver failed to yield to the Hyundai Tucson as it traveled west on East Parkway Drive. The Camaro pulled out in front of the Tucson and although the driver of the Tucson tried to stop in time, the two vehicles to collided in the roadway. The Chevy Camaro had damage to the front driver side quarter panel and the curtain air bags did deploy.
Due to the impact of the collision, the Tucson came to rest in the grass just southwest of the impact area in front a mailbox.
The front passenger of the Chevy Camaro was not on scene when officers arrived on scene, but later came back and asked to get his property out of the vehicle.
The report stated that the passenger advised an officer that he did not need medical attention.
At the time of this story, the identities of the occupants who were injured, the injuries they sustained and their current conditions are unknown.
After the vehicles were towed from the scene, traffic was allowed to resume through the area.