Paragould, AR — Two people died in an accident involving three vehicles in Paragould, Arkansas, on Saturday, December 13, 2014. The accident took place near the Carriage Hills subdivision, on Highway 49.
Around 5:30 in the afternoon, Jennifer Macias and Matthew Middleton were passengers in a vehicle traveling south on 49 and collided head-on with a northbound truck that had apparently stopped in a turn lane.
Middleton and Macias’ vehicle crashed into the truck and both individuals died. The driver of that car, as well as the driver of the truck were both seriously injured and taken to local hospitals.
Reports aren’t clear on how exactly the third vehicle was involved in the accident. The driver wasn’t hurt.
Police are still investigating.
Scene of the Accident
Unfortunately, information on exactly how this accident happened is a little hard to come by, with every news outlet reporting it a little different. Apparently, a truck had come into a turn lane, putting it in the path of two oncoming vehicles. One vehicle crashed into the truck head-on, with the third being in some way involved. Who’s liable for the accident is going to depend on how exactly things played out? Did the truck come into the other vehicles’ lane of travel? If so, was it illegally? Did one of the vehicle involved fail to yield the right of way to the other? Liability in an accident like this has the potential to go either way, depending on the answers to these questions. Hopefully, police will be able to shed some light on things in the coming days.
— Grossman Law Offices