Deputy Glen Edwards and an EMT help an injured Jewel Cox to a waiting ambulance.
Another Accident on 59 South in Goodrich, GOODRICH, August 23, 2008 - Accidents continue to mount in Goodrich on US 59 South between 1988 and 2665. Today's accident occurred right between where the last two occurred. At approximately 4:25 pm on August 23, 2008, a black 1997 Ford F-150 driven by Jewel Cox, 71, of West Monroe, Louisiana was south-bound on US 59 when his truck went out of control and to the left of the highway into the median. Cox's truck skidded briefly on its driver's side and landed upright and immobilized in the grass. Cox injured his left arm in the accident. The accident busted out his drivers side window. An ambulance from Americare Ambulance Service arrived and treated Cox at the scene but Cox made the decision to pass on a trip to the hospital. DPS Trooper Glen Goodwin was dispatched to the scene. Also at the scene was Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Glen Edwards and a short time later DPS Trooper Donny Akers arrived to assist in the investigation. One lane of traffic on 59 South was blocked as the accident was being investigated and cleared. Cox did have insurance and his seatbelt was fastened. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service arrived tow Cox's vehicle and the truck will be stored at Fawbush Body Shop on US 59 next to Lone Star Charlie's. No citations were issued and the accident was cleared and traffic fully flowing by 5:20 pm.
WARNING: Some of the images below and parts of the video report are midly graphic and contain a small amount of blood.