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Three hurt in crashes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seat belts were deemed critical in limiting injuries in a two-vehicle collision at Highway 60 and Chapell Drive in Monett on Tuesday. According to Monett Police, Felicia Tudor, of Verona was eastbound on Highway 60 in a 2002 Ford Expedition at 12:52 p.m. when she turned north onto Chapell Drive, seen at rear left. Tudor's vehicle pulled into the path of a westbound 2007 Dodge 350 pickup, driven by Lana Black, of Diamond. The collision pushed the Tudor vehicle onto its side, at left. Officer Scott Landreth reported Tudor was taken to Cox Monett Hospital for treatment. Black was taken by private vehicle to a Joplin hospital. Black's three children had no apparent injuries but one complained of shoulder pain. The drivers and passengers were all wearing safety belts or were in a car seat. Monett police and firefighters plus the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District responded to the scene. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
A two-vehicle wreck on Highway 60 one mile west of Monett yesterday sent a Neosho man to the hospital.

The crash occurred at 2:15 p.m. when the driver of a 1984 Dodge Ram pickup truck, Corey S. Baldwin, 50, of Monett, turned into the path of a 1983 Honda motorcycle, operated by Kenneth W. Enslow, 43, of Neosho, striking it in the side.

Enlow was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin with serious injuries. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both were wearing safety devices.

Other crashes

* Two men were injured at approximately 3:45 p.m. yesterday in a wreck involving a 1984 Seagraves pumper truck from the Halltown Volunteer Fire Department. The wreck occurred on Highway O, south of Interstate 44.

According to Ron Myers, a board member for the department, the driver of the pumper truck, Brent Thornhill, of Everton, reported being run off the road by an oncoming Chevrolet pickup truck pulling a hay trailer. The wheels of the fire truck dropped onto the shoulder, the water shifted and the pumper truck rolled, ejecting Thornhill and another firefighter, Roy Wise, of Ash Grove.

Wise and Thornhill were airlifted to a Springfield hospital for treatment of their injuries. The pumper truck and much of the equipment onboard was totaled in the wreck, Myers said.

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