Three injured in separate accidents
By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP
Advance Managing Editor
Three people were injured in two separate accidents this week.
Police, fire fighters and Atmore Ambulance Service responded to an accident on Alabama Highway 21 Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. where a collision of two vehicles left one man injured.
James Lord, of Atmore, was taken to the Atmore Community Hospital after his 81 Dodge vehicle collided with a 1993 Dodge Caravan driven by Susan Cofield of Uriah.
State Trooper Don McInnis said the accident occurred as Lord was crossing Hwy. 21, going eastbound, and Cofield was driving on the inside lane going north. The two vehicles hit each other almost head on sending Lord's car off of the road.
After the collision, Lord made his way across the street to a relative's house where he was later taken to the hospital by ambulance.
He was reported to have sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.
The following day, Wednesday, Feb. 28, two people were injured in an accident involving two vehicles on County Road 1, or Jack Springs Road.
Carolyn Phillips, of Atmore, was driving a 1989 GMC and Mark Mack, who was driving a 1998 Dodge were both injured in the accident.
Details regarding this accident were unavailable as of press time.
Another accident was also reported on Wednesday at the 21.6 mile marker on Alabama Highway 41.
Trooper McInnis said the accident occurred at approximately 9:50 a.m. and involved two vehicles.
He said two vehicles were driving southbound on Hwy. 41. The collision occurred when a Ford F-250 attempted to make a left-hand turn off of the highway while another vehicle was attempting to pass in the passing lane.
Neither of the drivers were injured in the accident.
The troopers also responded to another accident at the 3.4 mile marker on Jack Springs Road on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
McInnis described the accident as minor with both vehicles sustaining only "slight damage."
Neither of the drivers were injured as a result of the accident.