STATE TROOPERS INVESTIGATING BICYCLE CRASH - SEVEN INJURED IN WOODRUFF COUNTYJuly 02, 2013
At approximately 4:35 PM this afternoon (Tuesday, July 2nd) Arkansas State Troopers were dispatched to what was reported as a highway crash scene involving multiple bicyclists along State Highway 17 two miles north of McCroy (Woodruff County).
A group of thirteen cyclists had been traveling northbound when a car, also traveling northbound, struck seven cyclists at the rear of the bicycle group.
Three cyclists were airlifted from the scene, transporting patients to Memphis and Little Rock. Four other cyclists were transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance. The driver of the car was not injured.
The cyclists were on a cross country trip that had originated in Charleston, South Carolina. The group’s destination was Santa Monica, California.
The cross-country trip was organized by Overland Summer Camps of Williamstown, Massachusetts.
State Troopers are continuing to investigate the crash tonight. Additional information is expected to be available Wednesday morning.