Four hurt in collision SundayPublished 9:59pm Monday, April 22, 2013
A Mack tanker collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe carrying a mother and two small children Sunday in the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and Alabama Highway 219, resulting in multiple injuries including one of the children being ejected from the vehicle.
According to Alabama State Trooper Sgt. Steve Jarrett, Jill Hatcher of Valley Grande was traveling southbound on Alabama Highway 219 with two children, ages 7 and 2, when she and an 18-wheeler, heading east bound on U.S. Highway 80, collided just before 10:30 a.m.
Jarrett said the preliminary investigation indicates the tanker ran a red light.
Both drivers as well as the two children were injured in the accident.
The two-year-old child, “was reported to be in the car seat, but not restrained and was fully ejected from the vehicle,” Jarrett said.
Both of the children were airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham and according to officials, were still there as of Monday evening. Hatcher was airlifted to Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery and has been released. The truck driver, James Little of Canton, Miss., was treated in Selma at Vaughan Regional Medical Center and has been released. Details of their injuries were not available.
Authorities said the crash is still under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.