Two Arrested After Vehicle Hits Bridge; Accident Closes Shady Grove Road

An accident involving a car striking a railroad trestle Monday evening sent one man to the hospital and caused two others to be put in handcuffs. A Hot Springs Police officer drove up on an accident that had apparently just occurred at the railroad trestle in the 200 block of Shady Grove Road around 6 o’clock and called for an ambulance.
A Chevrolet Impala had struck a support block on the bridge and was wrecked blocking one lane. One man was transported to National Park Medical Center by Lifenet with non life threatening injuries. Shortly after, officers were seen picking up a handgun out of the grass by the wreck and noted it was loaded. Two black males were then placed in handcuffs by officers and put in separate cars.
A supervisor for Arkansas Midland Railroad arrived and notified officers that the damage to the bridge would necessitate a safety risk and closed it to vehicle traffic. Officers were in the process of bringing barricades to shut off Shady Grove near the intersection with West Belding.
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10 Responses to Two Arrested After Vehicle Hits Bridge; Accident Closes Shady Grove Road

  1. Karen Reply

    September 10, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I’ve weaved through here and dodged this thing my whole life. Hope the people are okay. Now maybe they’ll moved it out of center of the roadway. Wonder how many have clipped it before?

  2. Heather Reply

    September 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I pray that everyone is ok. This bridge has been in this area as long as I can remember. I don’t see the need to move it. I don’t know what caused this accident, but most of the accidents around here wouldn’t happen if people would stop driving like their pants are on fire or stop acting like they own the road. There are way too many impatient and inconsiderate drivers out there nowadays. I have driven under this bridge who knows how many times, and have never came close to hitting it or even clipping it.

  3. Nan Reply

    September 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I agree totally Heather..been here all my life too, and never had a problem. Simply slow down, get off the phone, and pay attention! Hope he’s ok though!

  4. Robbie Reply

    September 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    if you notice in the picture both right side tires are flat and with them finding a loaded gun next to the car i bet they were being shot at or doing the sure they was driving way to fast and causing trouble..
    .just saying

  5. Steve Johnson Reply

    September 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    They probably not from the area. Have a loaded hand gun. CRIMINALS out to hurt someone in Hot Springs. Too bad they didn’t die and save society money.

    • S. Tapp Reply

      September 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Very Christian of you.

      • J

        September 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

        Who says he is christian?

    • rebel Reply

      September 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      It is terrible Karma to wish harm to come to anyone. Never Never.

  6. Steve Johnson Reply

    September 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Leave religion out of it and look at the facts. Loaded gun and don!’t know the area. Lets talk about extremist Christians being idiots for believing all people are good. Good as long as they donate money to their mega churches. Only the ignorant or guilty believes these scum were NOT up to criminal mischief.

  7. Kristi Reply

    September 21, 2013 at 10:02 am

    i seriously noticed a issue that i have been seeing with this whole state all over alot lately why they didnt explain race of the person transported but all of a sudden after that person is transported they find a gun loaded and this article saying” two black men” I SERIOUSLY HOPE THEY INVESTIGATE IT ALL PERSONS INVOLVED RACE IS NOTHING BUT A COLOR AND I AM TRUELY TIRED OF THE LAWS KILLING PPL AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT AND DISCRIMINATION ETC OBSERVE ARKANSASANS! HAVE A GOOD DAY

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