Last updated: February 06. 2014 1:11PM - 1700 Views
By - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

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Two accidents on the 68-80 Bypass this week sends one to hospital and leaves a very “big” mess behind.

On Feb. 2, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Mark Chapman, 53, of Russellville, was unable to stop his Jeep Grand Cherokee while traveling on the Bypass, striking a Chrysler Pacifica driven by Conard Crittenden, 62, of Russellville.

According to a press release by the Russellville Police Department, Crittenden was attempting to turn left from the Bypass onto Newtown Road when Chapman, who was traveling east on the Bypass in the right eastbound lane, applied the brakes to stop, but was unable to due to the rain and slick roadway, eventually hitting Crittenden in the passenger side of the vehicle during his turn.

Crittenden was taken to Logan Memorial Hospital for his injuries, while Chapman was uninjured.

On Feb. 3, at approximately 4 p.m., a 2006 Peterbuilt semi truck and trailer turned over onto its side while attempting to make a left hand turn onto the 68-80 Bypass off of the Terry Wilcutt Hwy.

According to a press release by the Russellville Police Department, Samsil Hunter, 23, of Cadiz, was driving the truck which was hauling aluminum from Logan Aluminum when the incident occurred.

Upon making the turn, the truck rolled over onto the passenger side, disconnecting the load of aluminum from the trailer. Hunter was not injured. He refused treatment from EMS.

The Russellville Police Department was assisted by the Logan County EMS, the Russellville Fire Department, Basham’s Wrecker Service and H&H Sheet Metal came and picked up the aluminum coils.

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