A Red River Parish man suffered moderate non-life threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash on US-71 north of Campti on Sunday afternoon according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
At approximately 3:28pm, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS and Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #9 Rescue responded to a single-vehicle crash with injury and possible entrapment on US-71 north of Campti.
Units arrived on scene finding the sole-occupant trapped in the wreckage suffering from moderate injuries.
According to initial reports from LSP, a 2011 Ford Edge operated by a 29-year-old Coushatta man was traveling southbound on US-71 north of Campti when for reasons still under investigation, failed to negotiate a slight left hand curve and crossed the center-line. The driver then overcorrected and exited the road on the right side overturning striking a tree coming to a rest upright.
The driver who was properly restrained was extricated from the vehicle by members of NPFD #9 Rescue Unit.
Deputies remind motorists to always wear your seatbelt and properly restrain your children. Being properly restrained can reduce your chances of injury or death in traffic crashes.
Trooper J. Axsom worked the crash.
The driver was transported from the scene to a regional trauma center for treatment.