One day after a logging truck overturned on U.S. Highway 80, another logging truck traveling down Highway 14 East overturned Friday afternoon after trying to avoid an oncoming truck. Driver Mike Williams suffered minor injuries in the incident. Police are still investigating the crash. -- Sarah Cook
One day after a logging truck overturned on U.S. Highway 80, another logging truck traveling down Highway 14 East overturned Friday afternoon after trying to avoid an oncoming truck. Driver Mike Williams suffered minor injuries in the incident. Police are still investigating the crash. -- Sarah Cook

Logger overturns on Highway 14

Published 10:59pm Friday, April 5, 2013

Logs spilled across Alabama Highway 14 East near Cecil Jackson Bypass Friday afternoon after truck driver Mike Williams of Mike Williams Logging Company swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. Williams walked away with minor cuts. No one else was injured in the incident. 

Williams said he was driving on Alabama Highway 14 East when he saw a truck about to turn on to Cecil Jackson Bypass run a red light. To avoid hitting the truck, Williams swerved, causing his logging truck to topple over.

“There was a big truck coming up to the red light and he didn’t stop,” Williams said. “There was no way I could stop quick enough, so to keep from hitting him I swerved over.”

Williams said he barely missed the oncoming truck. After his truck turned over, Williams said he was unconscious for several minutes.

According to the Selma Police Department, the incident is still under investigation.

The scene was cleared and traffic on Highway 14 resumed within an hour of the accident occurring.

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