Man Survives Multiple Flip Rollover; Escapes Through Shattered Window

by | Oct 7, 2017 | 911, City News, County News, Cullman, Hanceville, Public Safety

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Emergency responders have been called to Highway 31 South just north of Crosshaven Church by Cullman e911.

A 911 caller indicated that a single passenger vehicle had crossed the center median, flipped multiple times, and landed on its crushed top.


Fire and EMS crews from Johnsons Crossing arrived soon after the 911 call came in. They discovered the vehicle upside down straddling the rightmost portion of the northbound lane of Highway 31 and the grassy shoulder.

A single male occupant had self-extricated himself through a barely available opening of a shattered glass window.

The patient was medically assessed at the scene.

Perhaps miraculously, he sustained only minor physical injuries and did not require transport by ambulance to the hospital.

It appears the car was heading southbound on Highway 31. For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway, plunging through the grassy center median and into the opposing northbound lanes. At that point, the vehicle began a series of flips (one witness stated that the car rolled over at least three times).

During the flip process, large amounts of personal items were ejected through the car’s shattering glass windows leaving a substantial debris field strewn along the highway.

Ultimately, the vehicle came to rest upside down.

Law enforcement from the Hanceville Police Department and Cullman County Sheriff’s Office are actively working the wreck.

Two Troopers from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are on hand to conduct a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Rapid responders at the location uniformly agreed that excess speed may have a contributing factor in this mishap.

Traffic flow along Highway 31 southbound is unaffected. One northbound lane is currently closed (should open shortly once the disabled car, wreckage and personal items are removed from the asphalt).

Highway 31 South

Man Survives Multiple Flip Rollover; Escapes Through Shattered Window

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