A Pine Bluff man was injured when he lost control of his pickup truck on White Hall Road, with the truck striking a parked car and debris hitting two parked vehicles before overturning, Patrolman Robert Rogers said. Property damage from the crash exceeded an estimated $14,500.
John R. Watson, 38, of 304 Maddox St., Pine Bluff, driver of a 2003 Ford Ranger, was taken by EASI ambulance to Jefferson Regional Medical Center and admitted for treatment of multiple injuries, the officer said.
Watson was eastbound when he lost control of the pickup, Rogers said, left the city street and struck a parked 2007 Ford Mustang owned by Jason R. Arnold of 109 White Hall Road. The latter was parked in front of the Snooty Fox Apartments.
Watson’s truck returned to the roadway, then struck a street sign and a chain link fence on the north side of White Hall Road before coming to rest on its roof, Rogers report said.
The fence surrounds the bus barn and bus parking lot for the White Hall School District. A six-foot pipe was knocked loose from the fence and struck a parked 2008 Chevrolet Impala and a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by the district, the accident report indicated. The latter two vehicles, parked inside the fence, were damaged by the pipe.
» A 2006 International school bus backed into a parked 2002 Toyota Tundra pickup truck parked at Country Estates Apartments, 106 W. Little Lane, said Patrolman Brent Bridges.
The driver of the bus was identified as William R. Hannah of 4600 Dollarway Road, while the owner of the pickup was Kevin W. Witney of Alamo, Calif.
» An SUV and a car collided at the Interstate 530 and U.S. 270 interchange, Bridges wrote in an accident report.
The officer quoted Shawndalyn R. Watson of El Dorado, driver of a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, as saying she was on the off ramp and had stopped for traffic on 270 when the car was stuck from the rear by a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Elizabeth D. Hall of 7512 N. Pinewood, Pine Bluff.
» Sgt. Sandy Castleberry quoted Linda Michele Sneed of 1605 Discovery Cove, White Hall, as saying she was westbound on Chipmunk Drive in a 1995 GMC pickup when she was blinded by the sun and struck a mailbox at 151 Chipmunk owned by Nauman Yunus.
» A 2003 Dodge Durango back into a parked 2000 Chevrolet Impala on the parking lot of the Tobacco Super Store, 8420 Dollarway Road, Castleberry said.
Mary Peter of 10907 Dollarway, driver of the SUV, was quoted as saying she was backing away from a parking space in front of the store when she struck the parked and unoccupied car owned by Consuella Ventress, 3509 W. 13th Ave., Pine Bluff.
Jessica L. Smith, 21, of 106 W. Little Lane, Apt. C3, White Hall, was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center at Pine Bluff on a charge of domestic battery in the third-degree, said Patrolman Robert Rogers.
Smith was accused of assaulting Brandon Markeith Batemon, 24, of the same address, during an altercation at the apartment, the officer said.