Five injured in afternoon wreck

Published 4:18 pm Thursday, June 21, 2012

Two people were taken by LifeFlight from the scene of a head on collision Thursday afternoon.

At least two people were taken by LifeFlight from the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Alabama 21 near the Monroe County line Thursday afternoon.

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Forbes said three more people were taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital, one of whom he said would also possibly be transported by LifeFlight from ACH, after the head on accident that occurred at approximately 2 p.m. just north of Huxford.

Georick Glass, a witness on the scene, said he was traveling south on the highway behind a white four-door sedan when a black Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, heading north, hit the sedan head on.

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“The car saw the truck coming and tried to ease of the road,” Glass said. “But the truck hit him head on.”

Glass said he had spoken to other drivers also headed north moments after the accident, one of whom told him the truck had been driving erratically for some time.

“The driver of another truck said the truck had been swerving for a while,” Glass said. “When we saw him, he was weaving in and out of traffic before he hit the car. It looked like he did it on purpose.”

Glass said, based on the driver’s maneuvering, that appeared as if alcohol could have been involved, but said he overheard an emergency worker mention blood sugar, suggesting a diabetic complication could have been a factor.

Glass said a white male was the driver of the Silverado and added he thought as many as four people may have been in the car.

One white male and one white female were taken from the scene by LifeFlight and, although their conditions remain unknown, the woman was conscious and moving as she was transported to the helicopter.

An investigation into the accident has been launched by Alabama State Trooper Cameron Fillingim, who said he hoped to have an official report in the next approximately 24 hours.

Atmore Fire Department, Poarch Fire Department, the Alabama State Troopers Office, the Alabama Sheriff’s Department, Poarch Police Department, Atmore Ambulance and Simmons Ambulance Service, out of Monroeville, responded to the scene of Thursday’s wreck.