Woman Injured in Sunday Rollover Accident

June 2, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Smithville Fire Department Works to Extricate Mary Harris from her Car
Scene of Sunday Wreck on Allen Ferry Road
Woman Injured in Sunday Rollover Accident

A 64 year old Smithville woman was injured in a rollover accident Sunday afternoon on Allen Ferry Road near the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church.

Captain Steven Leffew of the Smithville Police Department said Mary Harris was driving east in a 1995 Ford Focus when she went off the right side of the road, struck a culvert, knocked down a speed limit sign, and overturned. The vehicle came to rest on its side at Mt Holly Cemetery. Police say Harris claims she lost control the car after taking her eyes of the road to reach for cigarettes she had dropped in the car.

Members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department performed extrication services to get Harris out of the vehicle. She was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital.

Captain Leffew said Harris will be cited for violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance).

Smithville Police investigated another accident in almost the exact same spot the day before, on Saturday.

Officer Matt Farmer said 30 year old Russell Johnson was driving east on Allen Ferry Road in a Ford Ranger pickup when he lost control and went off the right side of the road and overturned. The truck came to rest on its top near the cemetery. Johnson was injured and taken to DeKalb Community Hospital by DeKalb EMS.

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