Two people were injured including one person who was airlifted from the scene of a motor vehicle collision that occurred Friday night, January 3rd on Highway 22 at Wildcat Hollow Road in Dardanelle. Just before 7 p.m. the Arkansas State Police, Yell County Sheriff’s Office, Yell County Mounted Patrol, Pinnacle EMS and the Dardanelle Rural Fire Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision with possible entrapment at the intersection of Highway 22 and Wildcat Hollow Road. Upon arrival, responders found a Kia Rio in the roadway that had sustained heavy damage to its front end that was blocking traffic. They also located a red Chevy Colorado that had moderate damage to its front passenger side that had left the roadway during the collision and was located down an embankment at the intersection. Responders made contact with the driver’s of both vehicles to check for injuries. After attempting to make contact with the driver of the Kia, they were unable to open the drivers door of the car, but were able to open the passenger side door to free the injured driver. Both drivers advised responders they were injured and due to the injuries the driver of the Kia sustained, an air ambulance was requested to respond to the scene. A short time later, Air Evac launched and checked en route to the location. As AirEvac responded, a landing zone was set up in a nearby field and both directions of traffic were stopped on Highway 22. Pinnacle EMS personnel began evaluating the injuries both drivers had sustained in the crash and as Air Evac made its landing, Pinnacle EMS transported the driver of the Kia to the Air Evac crew. While the both drivers were prepared to be transported, the collision was investigated by the Arkansas a State Police. Traffic control was conducted by the Yell County Sheriff’s Office and Dardanelle Rural Fire Department and was allowed to pass through the area in intervals. After Pinnacle EMS personnel shared vital medical information concerning the driver of the Kia, he was transferred into the care of the Air Evac flight crew and loaded into the air ambulance. The patient was then airlifted from the scene of the crash and transported to the hospital. The driver of the Chevy Colorado was transported by Pinnacle EMS to Dardanelle Regional Medical Center to receive further treatment for the injuries he had sustained as well. After the investigation of the crash was completed by the Arkansas State Police, it was determined that the collision occurred as the Kia Rio was traveling east on Highway 22 and the Chevy Colorado was traveling west on the highway. As the two vehicles approached one another at the intersection of Highway 22 and Wildcat Hollow Road, the Chevy Colorado attempted to turn left onto Wildcat Hollow Road and turned in front of the oncoming Kia Rio. The car struck the truck on with its front end on the truck’s front passenger side, in the area of it’s front tire. The impact of the collision caused the Kia to spin about 180 degrees into the middle of the highway partially blocking traffic and the Chevy left the roadway and traveled down the embankment where it came to rest. After the drivers were transported, the debris from the crash was cleared from the roadway and both vehicles were towed from the scene. Just after 8 p.m. Friday night, all responders returned available for service and traffic was allowed to resume through the area as normal. According to family members of the driver of the Kia, he sustained injuries to his hips and pelvis and a broken hand. In a recent update, River Valley Now learned that he was released from the hospital on Saturday and has returned home to begin recovering. At this time, the injuries the driver of the Chevy Colorado sustained and his current condition are unknown.