CONWAY P.D. LOG SHOWS NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS AFTER WEATHER

by Christian Mower on November 30, 2010

THE CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS URGING DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION AFTER A NUMBER OF VEHICLE CRASHES – MOSTLY MINOR AND WITHOUT SERIOUS INJUIRES – THAT STARTED FRIDAY MORNING.

 LT. CHRIS PERLEY NOTES THERE WERE A NUMBER OF SLIDEOFFS AROUND TOWN THAT COINCIDED WITH SLICK ROADS IN CONWAY FRIDAY MORNING AFTER A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW THAT PROVED TO BE THE FIRST MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OF THE SEASON.

 IN ONE INCIDENT LATE FRIDAY MORNING A CAR WAS REPORTED TO HAVE CRASHED INTO A TREE ON GREEN HILL ROAD IN EAST CONWAY. SHORTLY AFTER 12-30 ANOTHER CRASH WAS REPORTED ON THE SAME ROAD NEAR GREEN HILL CEMETERY. A FEW MORE WERE REPORTED DURING THE DAY AT VARIOUS POINTS ALONG ROUTE 16.

 IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT, A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY REPORTEDLY SUFFERED A SERIOUS LEG INJURY SATURDAY AFTERNOON WHEN THE HONDA CRV HE WAS DRIVING ON H STREET IN CONWAY HIT A POWER POLE AND THEN ENDED UP IN ABOUT FOUR FEET OF WATER IN A NEARBY STREAM.

 CONWAY FIRE AND RESCUE, CONWAY AMBULANCE AND POLICE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE SHORTLY AFTER 1-15. THE POLE WAS REPORTED TO BE ON THE ROAD AND BLOCKING IT. THE INJURED BOY WAS TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY WHILE VARIOUS UTILITY COMPANIES WERE CALLED. POLICE WERE AT THE SCENE UNTIL ABOUT 4-30.

 THE CONDITION OF THE INJURED BOY IS NOT KNOWN.

 CAPTAIN DAVID MEYERS OF THE CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAID SATURDAY THERE HAD BEEN NUMEROUS SLIDEOFFS AROUND THE COUNTY – NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED.