Residents injured in area wrecks

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Three people were injured in two separate wrecks that occurred last week.

Randy L. Allen, 30, of Cassville, was injured when the left front tire on the 1986 Autocar tractor-trailer cab he was driving sustained a blowout. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash took place at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday on Highway 76 about two miles east of Cassville.

Allen was taken to Cox Hospital South in Springfield with moderate injuries.

Other wrecks

* Two people were injured when the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10 they were riding crashed on Highway 86 about three miles north of Eagle Rock. The wreck occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday when the driver of the motorcycle, Garrett J. Buzzard, 21, of Carthage, lost control on a curve and overturned in the roadway. The motorcycle skidded off the roadway and struck an embankment. Buzzard sustained minor injuries in the crash, and a passenger on the vehicle, Heather M. Blackburn, 20, of Joplin, received moderate injuries. Both were taken to Mercy Hospital in Cassville.

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