Whenever the police get a call about a multi-car accident, they fear the worst. Not that people don’t sustain serious injuries in single-car accidents. But the police always have to be prepared. This is what happened on Monday night at about 8:40 pm.
On September 28th, the police in Harrison, Arkansas responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash in Harrison, on U.S. Highway 62. A Toyota was traveling down the southbound lanes when they attempted to make a U-turn. There is no indication whether this type of turn was allowed on the highway.
The person driving the Toyota ended up driving into the path of Ford that was traveling in the opposite direction. As a result, the Ford smashed into the driver’s side door of the Toyota. At the time of the crash, there were four people in the Toyota. There was only one person in the Ford.
As a result of the impact, the driver and passengers in the Toyota were severely injured. By the time rescue crews arrived at the scene, one of the passengers in the Toyota had already succumbed to her injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was 40-year old Maria Ruiz of Rogers, Arkansas.
The driver of the Ford was not injured. His name has not yet been released. Nor have the names of the other people in the Toyota at the time of the crash.
The police have not indicated if any charges or pending. Nor have they indicated if they are conducting toxicology reports at the time. The family of the deceased may certainly have a claim for damages due to the death of their loved one.
If you’re injured in any motor vehicle accident in Arkansas, contact our office immediately.