5-Year-Old Twins Hurt in Car/Train Collision in Greene County

MAY 13, 2004 - Posted at 11:26 a.m. CDT, updated at 3:45 p.m.

HALLIDAY, AR -  Two five-year-old twin sisters were hurt this morning when the car they were riding in was struck by a Union Pacific freight train traveling at 70 miles per hour.

State Trooper Alan Earnhardt says the accident occured just before 11 a.m. when a 1994 Mitsubishi driven by 28-year-old Andrea Scott of Halliday attempted to cross at the junction of Greene County Roads 865 and 825 at Halliday.

Scott and a passenger identified as 31-year-old Ricky Flynn were injured and then treated and released at a Paragould hospital.  Scott's twin daughters, Alicia and Andrea Scott, were more seriously hurt.  Andrea Scott was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.  She is currently in stable condition at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.  Alicia Scott was airlifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, where she is in critical condition.