2-vehicle wreck injuries 1

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Homer and Fincher roads Wednesday afternoon sent one man to the hospital.

Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said a red Chevrolet sedan, traveling south on Homer Road (toward Brookshire’s) struck a grey Suburban which was crossing to Fincher Road.

“Both drivers claimed their light was green,” McIver said. “We talked to persons at the gas stations on either side of Homer Road, but there were no witnesses.”

Driver of the SUV had to be extracted by Minden Fire Department’s Rescue Unit.

“His door was damaged and he couldn’t crawl out due to back surgery a few years ago,” said the chief. “He was transported to Minden Medical Center.”

His injuries did not seem life threatening. According to McIver, the SUV driver was cited for no insurance and no driver’s license.

“Since we don’t know exactly what happened, the accident is still under investigation as to who was at fault,” he said. “Anyone who observed the accident is encouraged to call the police department.”

The accident occurred around 3 p.m. It was the second time Wednesday the rescue unit was dispatched.

The first incident, between a vehicle and a tractor-trailer rig, was on Homer Road (Hwy. 79), north of the intersection with Hwy. 531. Troop G State Police Public Information Officer Jonathan Odom said around 10:30 a.m. troopers responded to a 2-vehicle crash near Old Arcadia Road.

“A southbound 2019 Lincoln SUV crossed the center line and struck a northbound 1999 Peterbilt truck,” Odom said. “The truck ran off the road after the impact.”

Odom said the driver of the Lincoln was transported to a local hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries.