MANILA, AR — A head on collision left one driver dead and sent another driver to the hospital in Manila, Arkansas on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, according to the report from KAIT8.
Michael Inman was killed when the car he was driving was thought to have crossed the center median and collided with another vehicle while driving on Highway 18 around 7:00 Wednesday morning.
Scene of the Accident
The coroner that responded to the scene pronounced Michael Inman dead on when they arrived. The driver of the other vehicle was identified in the news report as 38-year-old James Hill, who was taken by helicopter to a Memphis hospital.
The investigation is currently ongoing.
The article in the news this morning clearly indicates one of the drivers is at fault, but basing this kind of opinion on a news article written before any kind of thorough investigation is hasty at best. These news reports are often drafted based on police relases from local blotters, and contrary to popular belief, these are written by police officers, not trained accident forensics experts. These police are worried with clearing the scene, tending to victims, redirecting traffic, and making to their next call on the radio. Things can get lost in the chaos, needless to say.
–Grossman Law Offices