Four people were hurt, one seriously enough to require transport by helicopter to a Joplin hospital, after a three-vehicle crash Monday morning near Carthage High School.


Four people were hurt, one seriously enough to require transport by helicopter to a Joplin hospital, after a three-vehicle crash Monday morning near Carthage High School.

Carthage Police said a CHS student was ejected from the Jeep he was driving when it was hit by another vehicle at the intersection of Fir Road and River Street shortly before 8 a.m. today.

Carthage Police said the student in the Jeep was traveling east on Fir Road and started to turn north on River Street when he was hit by a Honda Element traveling west on Fir Road and containing a driver and two child passengers.

The impact spun the Jeep around throwing the driver out and hurling the vehicle into a Mitsubishi Eclipse that was following the Jeep.

Police said the driver of the Eclipse was not injured in the crash. The three people in the Honda were taken to a hospital to be checked out for injuries.

There was no word on the condition of the student taken to Joplin as of 9:30 a.m. Monday.