BY MELANIE BUCK –
A one-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 71 across from Sonic in Mena on Thursday, December 10th, just before 8 a.m. The driver of the vehicle, 37 year-old Melynda Philpot of Mena, stated she had a seizure, which caused her vehicle to leave the roadway.
Upon leaving the roadway to the right, the 1996 Ford Taurus crashed into a telephone box and utility pole. The telephone box was estimated to have $500 in damages and the utility pole snapped near the bottom, causing the pole to have to be replaced.
Mena Police Department and local EMS services responded to the accident. Philpot was transported to Mena Regional Health System with unknown injuries. An eight-year old passenger was also in the vehicle and was listed on the report with possible injuries.