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Truck hits old Carthage courthouse

Posted September 25, 2013

— On Thursday afternoon, witnesses reported that a truck traveling down Monroe Street in Carthage veered off and struck the old courthouse.

The driver, Robbie Bowman, was pinned and had to be extracted by firefighters. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately available.

County Animal Control Officer Frank Ringelberg, who happened to be nearby, rescued an injured dog from the back seat of Bowman's truck. 

The cause of the accident is unknown.


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  • curiousgeorgia Sep 26, 2013

    Poor fellow and poor dog! I hope all will be well for both soon!

  • Scubagirl Sep 26, 2013

    THanks for the update sandhillsk92....

  • sandhillsk92 Sep 26, 2013

    The Dog is fine - other than she was in shock and a small cut on her Ear as well a puncture wound in her Eye - she was transported to a close by Vet for treatment.

  • fretbored65 Sep 26, 2013

    Frank to the rescue again! Good job!

  • iamsiam1096 Sep 25, 2013

    glad someone was there to take care of the dog too, hope they both recover.

  • Scubagirl Sep 25, 2013

    hope driver and dog both recover fully.

  • Obamacare rules Sep 25, 2013

    Poor dog....I hope it's okay. :(

  • jcormier292 Sep 25, 2013

    It's not "lol" funny - praying for peace and comfort for him and his family.