One hospitalized after Wednesday wreck

Published 4:29 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The driver of a Nissan Altima was injured in a Wednesday afternoon wreck on U.S. 31.

One person was transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a near head-on collision on U.S. 31 in Perdido.

Samuel Roberson, of Atmore, said he was traveling towards Bay Minette around 3:30 p.m. when a sudden, hard rainstorm forced him to try and get his Crown Victoria off the road at Hickey’s service station.

“I was headed to Bay Minette and it was raining so hard,” Roberson said. “I don’t have a window in that car so I thought I’d get off the road and turn in (to Hickey’s) and bam, there she was.”

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Attempting to turn left across the northbound lane, Roberson’s vehicle collided with a Nissan Altima traveling towards Atmore, spinning his car into the highway’s turn lane and sending the Altima careening into a tree in the service station’s parking area.

Nursing a bleeding right knee, Roberson said the driver of the Altima, a female traveling alone, was taken to a local hospital, while he refused medical treatment for himself.

Alabama State Troopers are investigating the accident.

For the complete, official report on Wednesday’s wreck, continue checking and see the Saturday, July 14 edition of The Atmore Advance.

The driver of green Crown Victoria said he never saw the car he slammed into coming.