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Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today that the department is investigating a pedestrian accident on E. Joyce Boulevard.
On Tuesday, September 21, 2011 at approximately 7:34 A.M., Fayetteville Police Officers responded to E. Joyce Boulevard in reference to a report of a vehicle that had collided with two City of Fayetteville Transportation Department workersJo JACKSON, white female, age 51 of Fayetteville was traveling east bound on Joyce Boulevard, when she entered a construction zone. The outside Eastbound lane of Joyce was closed and signs warning of the construction and lane closer were in place. JACKSON’S Toyota Sequoyah was traveling east bound in the outside traffic lane. JACKSON failed to change lanes and ran over road cones before striking transportation workers Bradley Robbins age 34 of Farmington and Jackie Luper age 57, of West Fork. After coming to a stop, JACKSON’S vehicle was struck by a Saturn Ion driven by Ronnie DAVIDSON, age 28 of Springdale then collided with JACKSON’S vehicle. Robbins and Luper were both transported by ambulance to Washington Regional Medical Center. A third transportation worker, Brent Horn, age 30 of Springdale suffered minor injuries while jumping out of the way. Luper is still at Washington Regional Medical Center listed in critical condition, but Robbins was treated and released. It was later learned in subsequent investigations that JACKSON’S twelve year old daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the accident, but left with her father during the initial investigation.
JACKSON was arrested for DWI (DRUGS), Reckless Driving, Disobeying a Traffic Control Device and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. DAVIDSON was arrested for DWI and Following Too Close.