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Two injured in recent wreck

By Staff, 10/8/20 9:46 AM

PRESCOTT – Two people were injured in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred recently on Hwy. 299.

Injured in the accident were Tammie Rose, 48, of Cale, the Prescott Community Development Director, and her daughter, Brittney Rose, 28, of Abilene, TX. Rose’s 11-month-old granddaughter, Olivia, was also in the vehicle at the time, but escaped with a small cut and bruise.

According to Rose, she and her daughter were going to Texarkana from the Cale area and cut through Hwy. 299 to go through Emmet. Rose was distracted by something the infant did, took her eyes off the road and when she looked up the vehicle struck a bridge on the right side of the 2017 Buick Enclave. Every airbag in the sport utility vehicle went off, possibly saving Rose and her daughter, though neither of them escaped injury.

Rose suffered a broken femur, cracked kneecap, broken thumb and four fractured ribs. Her daughter wound up with a broken femur, fibula, wrist, thumb, fractured ribs, fractured pelvis, a broken hip, punctured lung and laceration of the liver. Rose was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs by the Pafford Ambulance Service, while her daughter was flown there by Air Life, where she was stabilized and flown to UAMS in Little Rock.

Rose had surgery on her hand and leg, while her daughter has undergone three or four surgeries for her injuries. Rose said when her daughter is released from the hospital, a room in her home will be basically converted into a hospital room where she can be taken care of.

The Arkansas State Police, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, PAS and Nevada County Rescue Unit were all on the scene working the accident.