Man seriously injured in Highland Avenue collision

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

A man with “life threatening injuries” was airlifted to Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery after the beige Chevrolet Prism he was driving got lodged under a log truck on Highland Avenue Monday night.

Lt. John Brock of the Selma Police Department said the collision occurred at approximately 7:02 p.m. Selma Fire and Rescue worked to free the man from the vehicle as a large group of spectators looked on from the Selma Mall parking lot. The Selma Police Department, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and CARE and Emergystat ambulances were also on the scene.

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The identity of the man will not be released until his immediate family is contacted, Brock said.

An Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter touched down on Highland Avenue to airlift the man to Baptist Medical Center South.

“He was conscious when he left,” Brock said.

Waymond Spicer of Selma, the driver of the log truck, was not injured.

The SPD Traffic Division is currently investigating the collision, which happened at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Earl Goodwin Parkway.

“It looks like one of the vehicles ran the light,” Brock said. “We’re still out trying to investigate which one right now.”

Brock said the traffic division will continue its investigation today. No further details will be released “until we figure out which one (vehicle) was at fault.”