Missed turn causes three vehicle accident in Region 8

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro man is in the hospital after hitting a dump truck on Highway 49.

According to the Paragould Police Department, David Bobbit, 34, of Jonesboro was traveling north on Hwy 49, had missed his turn off and tried to turn around. In doing so, he hit a dump truck traveling south on the inside lane.

The dump truck driver, Larry Thompson, 55, of Paragould tried to miss Bobbit's vehicle by swerving, but wound up side swiping a car traveling south on the outside lane driven by Amanda Rogers, 27, of Paragould.

Thompson and Rogers left the accident with no serious injuries. Bobbit is currently in the Arkansas Methodist Hospital receiving treatment and is in good condition. He will be ticketed for careless and prohibited driving.

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