Thursday, June 22, 2006
Dry spell broken; winds rough up trees
By SUE WATSON
Marshall Countians are getting the rain many have hoped for to freshen their yards, gardens and crops. Over the weekend several inches of rain fell across the area beginning Saturday afternoon. Late Sunday, Holly Springs got another soaker with some damage from straight line winds, according to fire chief Kenny Holbrook with the City of Holly Springs.
The strong winds passed through an area from Park Street and West Boundary on into Cedar Hills, he said. Some trees were snapped and lots of limbs were torn out and dropped in the Cedar Hills area west of town.
And a bad accident occurred on Park Street right after the storm, Holbrook said.
As a lady and three of her passengers backed out into the street on Park, a vehicle topped the hill and hit her car, spinning it. The vehicle topping the hill left the street and struck a house on Park, Holbrook said.
A child was ejected from the rear window of the vehicle when it was struck and landed about 30 feet away in a yard, he said. The child sustained minor injuries and was stable when transported by ambulance to LeBonheur, Holbrook said.
“They were basically stopped in the road and were hit and it spun the car around,” Holbrook said. “I guess that is what threw the child out the back window.”
A non-storm related accident took place around 9 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Craft Street and Chulahoma. The driver of a PT Cruiser was not injured, but the driver of a Ford Expedition which turned on its side after the collision was transported to Alliance HealthCare System. A child in the Expedition sustained no injuries, Holbrook said.
“She was a lucky lady in the accident on Craft and Chulahoma,” Holbrook said. “They both had their seat belts on.”
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