Police work two wrecks near NEA District Fair

Police work two wrecks near NEA District Fair
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Updated at 3:47 p.m., Sept. 21:

A Jonesboro woman was cited this week in connection with a two-vehicle accident involving an Arkansas State Police trooper Monday in front of the NEA District Fair.

According to a report from Patrolman Joseph Branstetter of the Jonesboro Police Department, Amber F. Blake, 2101 Bridger Road, Lot 62, Jonesboro was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina when the accident happened.

Blake was stopped at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Bridger Road when she saw two SUVs in the outside lane with their turn signals on to turn onto Bridger Road, Branstetter said.

"Driver of V1 (Blake) could not see the inside lane," Branstetter said. "(Blake) attempted to make a left hand turn to head eastbound on Johnson Avenue when she was struck by V2 (the ASP vehicle)."

Branstetter said Trooper Andrew Metcalf was going west on Johnson Avenue, when the accident happened.

Both Blake and Metcalf were taken to St. Bernards Medical Center Monday and were treated for minor injuries.

Original Story:

Two car crashes happened within minutes of each other on Monday night.

Both wrecks happened near the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Bridger Road, south of the NEA District Fair.

The first involved a state trooper and a car.

According to Arkansas State Police, a car pulled out in front of the trooper's cruiser.

ASP said one person in that crash suffered minor injuries. The trooper was not injured.

While police worked the trooper-involved wreck, a three-car crash happened nearly 300 feet away.

State police say two people were injured in that accident.

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