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Evasion attempt results in injuries to Cassville man

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Cassville man was injured while attempting to evade a Barry County deputy after he abandoned his vehicle in a chase that took place at 6:44 p.m. on Tuesday on Farm Road 1100 about two miles south of Cassville.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred when the suspect, Jody B. Douglas, 29, of Cassville, exited his vehicle and ran in front of a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Terry L. Burgess, 29, of Cassville. The Crown Victoria struck the pedestrian and a fence.

Douglas was taken to Cox Monett Hospital with minor injuries.

Other wrecks

* An Aurora man was injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday on Highway 39 about four miles south of Madry. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, William G. Hembree, 59, of Aurora, slid into a dog, traveled off the right side of the road and overturned. Hembree was taken by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Aurora with no apparent injuries.

* Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday at the junction of Interstate 44 and Highway 174 near Mt. Vernon. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2012 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, Phillip D. Manuel, 52, of Joplin, made a left turn and pulled into the path of a 2001 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Brittney N. Fulbright, 18, of Mt. Vernon. Manuel was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin with minor injuries. Fulbright was taken by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with moderate injuries. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

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