Officer involved wreck hospitalizes several Wednesday

JONESBORO, Ark. – A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles, one of which was a Jonesboro Police Department cruiser, sent everyone involved to a nearby hospital.

It happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Flint Street and Huntington Avenue in Jonesboro. A 2009 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Michael Talley, 28, of JPD, was traveling southbound on Flint. The car, a police department vehicle, slid past the stop sign at Flint and Huntington, entering the intersection, according to the traffic accident report.

At the same time, on Huntington, a 1998 Toyota RAV4 was traveling westbound. The RAV4 was struck by the Crown Victoria so hard, the police vehicle struck a fire hydrant. The hydrant was sent flying through a glass door of a business. Meanwhile, the RAV4 spun and struck a utility pole.

All drivers and occupants were taken to St. Bernard’s Medical Center. There was no update in the release on their conditions.

The RAV4 was driven by Carolyn Johnson, 66, of Jonesboro, with passenger Haley Johnson, 21, of Jonesboro, and a juvenile who was not named.

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