A man who suffered head trauma and other injuries in an accident on Dave Ward Drive last week has been identified as David Angell, 47, of Conway.
According to witness reports, Tory Hughey, 30, also of Conway, was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after running a stoplight and striking Angell’s vehicle around 9 p.m. Thursday, Conway police said.
Hughey, driving a Cadillac DeVille, struck Angell’s Chevrolet Malibu at the intersection of Dave Ward Drive and Salem Road, knocking the vehicle through the intersection and onto Metropolitan Bank’s property, police reported. Hughey told an officer at the scene that he “had some beers about six hours ago.”
Angell’s 4-year-old daughter, Amelia, was a passenger in his vehicle. His wife, Molly, was transporting the couple’s other four children only two car lengths behind her husband when the accident occurred.
Angell was airlifted to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock, where he is “making progress,” his wife said. Angell is being treated in intensive care for head injuries, cracked ribs and a pulmonary contusion, according to his wife.
Angell’s daughter was treated for minor injuries at Conway Regional Medical Center and later released.
Hughey also was transported to Conway Regional with a cracked wrist. Hughey was arrested after officers at the hospital noted a “strong odor of intoxicants.” Results of his blood-alcohol test are pending.