2-vehicle accident sends 1 to BRMC, clogs traffic

A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 62 Business and Walmart Drive Tuesday afternoon sent one driver to Baxter Regional Medical Center. The accident also snarled traffic at the busy intersection where the traffic signal was not working.

According to the Mountain Home Police Department report, the accident occurred shortly after 12:30 when a vehicle driven by 69-year-old Barbara Bryan of Mountain Home was struck by a second vehicle driven by 19-year-old Hope Cobler of Mountain Home.

Cobler was traveling east on Highway 62 with other vehicles in front of her passing through the intersection when Bryan pulled from Walmart Drive attempting a left-hand turn. Cobler said she had seen a green signal. However, the report noted traffic lights were out prior to the collision. The report also noted the police officer and other rescue personnel noticed when traveling east, the sun was making the light appear green from that direction.

Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says power was out at the traffic signal due to work being performed by North Arkansas Electric Cooperative workers in the area.

Bryan was transported to Baxter Regional for a possible injury. She was cited for failure to yield. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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