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No serious injuries in 2 auto accidents

Clinton police worked a couple of auto accidents over the weekend that damaged vehicles but left no one seriously injured.

The first incident happened Sunday, Jan. 12, outside Motel 8 on Highway 65 in front of Walmart.

Suzanne L. Jones of Little Rock was attempting to turn her 2004 Lexus around when she drove the car into a retaining pond or ditch flooded by heavy rains, according to a report by Clinton Police Officer Gene Miller. Jones told Miller she thought the entire area was a parking lot.

The front of the vehicle and front floorboard were submerged and the vehicle was running when Miller arrived about 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

Miller and tow trucker driver Jason Lynch waded into the pond to get two children and a small dog out of the car, Miller said. No one was injured.

Miller was also on duty the next day when a pickup crashed through a rock wall culvert on Highway 65 South in Choctaw.

Skyler D. Allen, 21, apparently fell asleep while driving his 1993 GMC pickup shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, according to Miller’s report. Allen’s pickup left the highway, traveled through the ditch, struck a rock wall culvert and became airborne, landing in the driveway of the house of 4496 Highway 65 South, the report said.

The truck came to a rest stuck through the block wall, causing damage to two vehicles parked on the south side of the wall. Those vehicles were struck by blocks, the report said.

Allen suffered a bump on his head and a cut to his tongue, but refused medical transport, Miler said.

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