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Rebecca Smith Reports

Traffic Accident In North Jonesboro, Reports of Children Trapped

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT)- Benjamin Franklin says he did all he could to try and avoid hitting a van with his truck as he approached the intersection of Patrick and Belt in north Jonesboro.

"I saw these cars and I thought they'd have enough sense to stop," said Franklin. "There's a stop sign there. They just kept on going though, and they goosed it."

Jonesboro fire crews say a call came in at 2:30 Monday afternoon, that four people were trapped inside a flipped car and among the crash victims were two young children.

"We got here and two of the children they'd gotten out and the other adult we had to get out," said Captain David Smith, with the Jonesboro Fire Department.

Jonesboro police say there is evidence that the driver of the van failed to stop at the stop sign while driving north on Patrick.

Altough they can't give an official estimate of how fast the car was traveling, police say it would have had to have a been a pretty high speed to result in a car flipping onto it's side.

As for the victims and the injuries they suffered, fire crews say it could have been a lot worse.

"It doesn't look real bad but we'll know more once they get to the hospital and get checked out," said Smith.

There was a third vehicle involved in the accident.

After hitting the van, the truck rammed into another car, however there were no serious injuries as a result of that second collission.

Police say the driver of the van will be charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.


Questions or Comments? E-mail me at rsmith@kait8.com

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