PB man hurt in Lincoln County crash


A Pine Bluff man was injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident in Lincoln County that was witnessed by an Arkansas State Trooper.

John Johnson, 60, of Pine Bluff, had to be extricated from the vehicle where his leg was pinned. Johnson also complained of leg, back and chest pains and was transported by ambulance to Jefferson Regional Medial Center in Pine Bluff.

Trooper Christopher Crim said he was patrolling north on Arkansas 530 near the intersection with Arkansas 212 at about 4:40 p.m. Monday when he saw a 2009 Honda Accord, driven by Gladys Lowry, 81, of Star City, traveling east on 212 fail to stop at a stop sign and strike a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Johnson, who was going south on 530.

“What happened was she just didn’t yield at the stop sign there and they impacted right at the intersection,” Crim said. “He tried to swerve and miss her and she caught him right at the bed of the truck. But after impact, it sent him losing control and the truck flipped over. It kind of hit the driver’s side and rolled onto the roof. It stopped upside down.”

Crim said the Honda continued east until the car hit a stop sign in the concrete island still partially in the intersection.

Crim said Lowry was not injured. Crim, who took another witness statement at the scene, cited Lowry for failing to yield at an intersection.