Boxer suffers spinal injury in wreck

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 2, 2008

the Selma Times-Journal

He was supposed to be getting ready for a boxing match on Saturday. Instead, he underwent surgery at UAB hospital.

Local amateur heavyweight boxer Anthony &8220;Amp&8221; Webster, 19, was seriously injured in a three-car collision around 11 p.m. Thursday, on Highway 14 near McDanial Drive. Webster was the passenger in a 1995 Toyota Camry, driven by Conner J. Childers.

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Frank Hardy, who has trained Webster since he was 7 years old, said he was at the hospital on Friday when Webster underwent a seven-hour surgery.

According to Alabama State Trooper reports, a 1994 Chevy van is driven by James Tate, 18, was traveling east, behind the Camry, and was attempting to pass.

After the impact, the van then spun out of control and struck a 2001 Nissan Altima traveling behind it, driven by Brandon Caver, 19.

All three drivers were injured.

The accident happened in front of the homes of Rachel Sebren and Katie Hobson.

She didn&8217;t see the accident when it happened, but said she heard it.

Hobson said she had just gotten out of bed when she heard the impact.

She said she enters her driveway cautiously.