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Tree falls on car causing head-on collision

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A tree fell on a car causing a head-on collision. Photo by David Day

Just before 11:30 on Thursday night a tree fell on Highway 3 and hit a car. That car then hit another car head-on.

A sedan was headed northeast on Hwy 3 when the tree fell on it. The impact caused the driver to swerve, according to witnesses, and finally come to a stop in the Southwest bound lane about 150 yards north of the fallen tree. Another sedan was unable to stop and made contact with the vehicle hit by the tree.

tree falls on car head on collision

A tree fell on a car causing a head-on collision. Photo by David Day

The driver of the southbound car was on the ground when residents of Hwy 3 ran up to assist the injured. The unidentified woman complained of neck pain and was assisted for 30 minutes or so by Highway 3 resident Elizabeth Wigly. Wigly, a lifeguard with first aid training, assisted and comforted the injured woman until paramedics arrived at the scene.

tree falls on car head on collision

A tree fell on a car causing a head-on collision. Photo by David Day

Units from the Redwood Fire Station along with paramedics, Rescue, the Highway Patrol, and the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department were all on the scene to assist along with WC30, Johnny Beauchamp. Two Holmes County school busses were at the scene of the accident on their way home after losing to the Vicksburg Gators 32-16.

This section of Highway 3 has had several incidents over the past few months. On Monday night a house caught fire near the scene of this evening’s accident. On August 20, a single-vehicle MVC resulting in death happened just up the road from this location.

 

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