All-terrain vehicle accident causes two to be airlifted


PolarisRZR-200HOPE, Ark., — Two people were injured at 9:10 p.m. last night while riding an all-terrain vehicle.

The accident happened at 6025 Highway 29 South in Hope, Ark., according to Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton.

“Charlotte Bobo told Deputy Jim Bush that Charles Bobo, 38, and Kerri McCullough, 37, were on a Polaris RZR, and she was following them on County Road Hempstead 1050. Charlotte stated that Charles Bobo is paraplegic and has hand controls on the ATV to control the throttle and the brakes,” the sheriff said.


“She said that she believes that the throttle got stuck and caused Charles to not be able to stop. She said that when she rounded the corner she observed the ATV had flipped over and Kerri McCullough was pinned with her head against the roll bars. Charlotte Bobo stated that Charles Bobo was buckled in so he was still in his seat when the ATV flipped,” he said.

Deputy Bush’s report states that a drive way they encountered during the ride contains a steep drop off and it appears that Charles Bobo may have attempted to turn a hard left, which caused the ATV to skid and flip over. The ATV was a Polaris Ranger.

Both Charles Bobo and Kerri McCullough were air-lifted to Hot Springs for treatment of their injuries. No word yet on their condition.