A man from Rose Bud lost his life in a vehicle collision in White County that left four others injured. According to the Arkansas State Police, the accident happened on Saturday night, November 28th, on a rural highway.
Facts from the collision report disclosed that 59-year-old Clark Vandon was westbound on Arkansas 36 before 7 p.m., close to where the road intersects with Arkansas 320. A vehicle then crashed into the front of the man’s Nissan Rogue.
The police said their investigation uncovered an eastbound GMC Yukon crossed into the Nissan’s path, causing the collision. The impact fatally injured Vandon, while a passenger in his vehicle suffered undisclosed degrees of injuries.
The GMC driver, and two passengers, both minors, also sustained unspecified degrees of injuries. Medics took the injured victims to Unity Health Medical Center in Searcy for treatment. The police said the vehicle collision in White County happened in a work zone, but weather conditions were clear at the time.
Motor vehicle accidents usually leave those involved feeling rattled, and they forget to carry out the law’s requirements. Immediately after a crash, call the 911 dispatcher to make a report, and provide the collision location, the number of injuries, and details of the scene.
Under the Good Samaritan Law, it is lawful to assist anyone with injuries to the point that the wounds endangered their life. If there is no injury, exchange contact information with the other driver or drivers involved in the collision, vehicle registration number, and insurance information.
Failure to do any of this would result in adverse legal consequences, and depending on the severity of the accident, possible jail time in addition to fines. Consult an Arkansas car accident attorney to find out more about the legal requirements after a crash.