Three car accident involving 18-wheeler on Hwy 49; 1 injured

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A three car accident blocked traffic on Highway 49 for almost 2 hours Friday.

According to Arkansas State Police around 1:30 Friday afternoon on Highway 49 south, a pickup truck stopped suddenly to assist a stranded motorist causing an 18-wheeler to swerve into the north bound lanes and sideswiped a passenger car. The passenger car was then sent into the ditch.

The driver of the passenger car was transported to St. Bernards Hospital by ambulance, no other injuries were reported.

ASP says the 18-wheeler came back into the southbound lanes and sideswiped the pickup truck as well.

Highway 49 was shutdown to 2 lanes for about and hour and a half before the site was cleared.

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