Car, log truck crash; 1 hurt

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 2009

An accident involving a log truck and an SUV in River Falls left a McKenzie man seriously injured Tuesday.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., 32-year-old Antonio Davison was traveling southbound on Sunnyside Street when his Mitsubishi Montero Sport clipped a log truck and struck a tree.

“From what we can tell, the Mitsubishi was traveling over the speed limit when it (crossed the center line) and hit the 18-wheeler,” said River Falls Police Chief Greg Jackson. “The vehicle then left the roadway again, slid about 200 feet and struck a pine tree.”

Davison was trapped inside the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes until the Andalusia Fire Department arrived with the Jaws of Life. Jackson said Davison sustained “very serious injuries;” however, Life Flight could not be dispatched, due to the weather. Davison was transported to Andalusia Regional Hospital by Advanced EMS, where he was listed in stable condition.

Jackson said the driver of the log truck was not injured during the accident.