Car going wrong direction on Paris’ northwest loop collides with truck, injuring one

Paris police suburban - CopyA 23-year-old Sumner man was transported to a Plano hospital by Eagle Med after his 2000 Ford two-door passenger car collided Tuesday afternoon in the 3600 block of Northwest Loop 286 with a 2014 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer, Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said.

Nelson Coty was traveling south in the loop’s north-bound lanes at the time of the accident about 4 p.m., Hundley said.

“The investigative report has nto been completed,” Hundley said.

The police department’s preliminary investigation indicated the semi-trailer attempted to swerve to avoid a collision and was struck by Coty’s vehicle, the chief said.

Paris police officers responded to 108 calls on Tuesday, resulting in seven arrests.

“Even though the number of calls and arrests were a little less than routine, most of the calls happened in short-time periods, keeping the officers tied up on calls,” Hundley said.

The accident on the loop was one of 29 calls that officers responded to between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., the chief said.

A juvenile was arrested on a motion to revoke probation and was transported to the Hunt County Juvenile Detention Center.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.