Four people — including an 11 year old — were transported Tuesday morning to hospitals because of a four-car pileup near Pickles Gap on Arkansas 65.
Ronald Johnson, of Clinton, was driving southbound at about 8 a.m. Tuesday and was turning onto Lakeview Drive when Susan Grimes’ vehicle struck his from behind. Grimes’ vehicle was then struck from behind by the vehicle of Garrett Mason, who swerved left to avoid the accident but clipped Grimes’ vehicle. Mason’s vehicle then went into the north-bound lane where his vehicle collided with Nalene Sullivan’s vehicle, said Cpl. Greg Dycus with the Arkansas State Police.
Sullivan and Mason are from Greenbrier. Grimes is from Guy.
None of the injuries from the wreck were life threatening, Dycus said, but Sullivan, Mason and a passenger in Johnson’s vehicle were transported to Conway Regional Medical Center. An 11-year-old boy who was riding with Sullivan was air lifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, but Dycus said it was “precautionary.”
Both Mason and Sullivan were treated and released from the medical center, said Lori Ross, Conway Regional spokeswoman.
The accident snarled traffic both ways for about an hour. Both Grimes and Mason were ticketed for following too closely.
Responding agencies included the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, Beaver Lake Fire Department, Air Evac Lifeteam and Metropolitan Emergency Medical Service.