Four Vehicle Accident Causes Havoc On Malvern Thursday, Several Hospitalized (VIDEO)
A four vehicle accident injured at least five people in the 1900 block of Malvern Avenue Thursday shortly after 11am.
According to Cpl. McCrary Means of the Hot Springs Police Department, a 2008 Nissan Altima driven by Richard Slagle, of Hot Springs, was traveling north on Malvern when according to witnesses took a the center line striking a southbound 2004 Lincoln Town Car driven by Mary White of Hot Springs. The Altima then struck a southbound 1994 Ford Explorer driven by Joyca Denson of Hot Springs. A southbound Honda Accord driven by Norma Lee of Hot Springs then struck the rear of the wrecked Lincoln and crossed the road crashing through the fence at Country Club Village.
All the drivers and passengers except for Lee were transported to area hospitals with various injuries. Malvern Avenue was shut down for well over an hour as Hot Springs Police Traffic Investigators took measurements and reconstructed the scene. Traffic was routed onto Hollywood Avenue and Country Club Drive.
The extent of the injuries was not known and the exact number and names of the passengers of the vehicles had not been released Thursday afternoon. The investigation is still ongoing and charges are pending. A second accident occured near Malvern Avenue and Bellaire Street around an hour later while traffic was still being detoured and two people were reportedly injured.
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