When you hear of an 18-wheeler colliding near the highway with a van full of passengers, the thing that usually comes to mind is a horrific scene of severely injured victims, some of whom could have unfortunately been killed.
But thankfully this wasn’t the case Friday morning when emergency officials responded to the scene of an accident involving two 18-wheeler trucks and a Community Counseling van carrying at least six passengers.
The accident happened around 9 a.m. in front of the Chevron station on Highway 45 Alternate North. West Point police say all three commercial vehicles were traveling north when the accident happened, and the cause of the accident was still under investigation as of Friday evening.
When West Point police officers and paramedics arrived they immediately began checking the CCS van and trailers to see if anyone had bee injured and needed medical assistance. One male patient, who was a passenger on the Community Counseling Services van, was taken by ambulance to the Clay County Medical Center, and the extent of his injuries after the accident is unknown.
Shortly after the victim loaded the ambulance, each CCS client was carefully transported from the damaged van to another CCS van, which pulled up moments after the wreck occurred.