A newborn baby remains in ICU and two adults are recovering after a head on collision between an 18-wheeler and a car Sunday night.
Shreveport police say it happened around 6:40 p.m. on Buncombe Road near Blue Ridge Drive.
A woman and one-month-old baby were in the car at the time of the crash. Initially, police told us neither of them had any life-threatening injuries but they were taken to LSU Medical Center.
The mother, Sarah Sutton, called KSLA News 12 from the hospital just before 6 a.m. Monday and told us that her six-week-old son, Layton, suffered a fractured skull in the collision. Sutton says her son's brain is bleeding. She says her son was strapped in his car seat at the time of the crash. Sutton also suffered a fractured neck in the accident. KSLA News 12 spoke with a nursing supervisor at LSU Medical Center on Tuesday morning and we were told Layton is now in serious condition. Sutton is in stable condition.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to LSU Medical Center as well. He is identified as 46-year-old Broderick Davidson of Carthage, TX. Police say Davidson was pinned inside of his truck after the crash. Police on the scene say he suffered minor injuries. Davidson was given a citation for crossing the center lane but was not arrested.
A utility pole was knocked over during the wreck causing power outages for nearby residents but has since been restored.
Police say it took them nearly six hours to clear the scene.
Pictures of the crash were sent in by KSLA News 12 viewer Mistie Williamson.
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