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Boat crashes into car, seriously injuring driver

(Source: Chief Michael Davis, Mammoth Spring Police Dept.) (Source: Chief Michael Davis, Mammoth Spring Police Dept.)
(Source: Chief Michael Davis, Mammoth Spring Police Dept.) (Source: Chief Michael Davis, Mammoth Spring Police Dept.)
(Source: Chief Michael Davis, Mammoth Spring Police Dept.) (Source: Chief Michael Davis, Mammoth Spring Police Dept.)
MAMMOTH SPRING, AR (KAIT) -

A man suffered serious injuries after a boat nearly cut his car in half.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 63 in Mammoth Spring.

Police Chief Michael Davis said 39-year-old Arthur Dwayne Jones of Holden, MO, was northbound when a 38’ cruiser boat came unhitched from a southbound semi-truck driven by Gary Dinsdale, 61, of Bradenton, FL.

The boat crashed into Jones’s 2008 Mazda, nearly cutting it in half.

It took emergency crews nearly an hour to cut Jones from the vehicle before flying him to a Springfield, MO hospital with serious injuries.

A woman and four children in Jones’s vehicle received just minor injuries. Davis said the passengers were not trapped.

The crash shut down highway traffic in both directions for nearly three hours.

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