Hanceville Police Officer Severely Injured In 3-Vehicle Collision

by | Jan 23, 2018 | Breaking News, City News, EMS, Hanceville, Public Safety

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Hanceville Police Officer Severely Injured In 3-Vehicle Collision

Mishap Involves Police Cruiser, Passenger Car & 18-Wheel Tanker

10:30 pm Update: The Hanceville police officer injured in tonight’s collision is out of X-ray at UAB. According to Mayor Kenneth Nail, the officer will be ‘OK with a few broken bones, concussion’.

10:00 pm Update: The intersection has just been re-opened.

Multiple emergency response agencies dispatched by the Cullman e911 system arrived in the heart of the City of Hanceville a few minutes ago.

They responded to a 3-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 31 South and Highway 91 in the heart of Hanceville.

The mishap includes an officer with the Hanceville Police Department. This lawman sustained traumatic injuries to the upper body and head. He is en route to UAB Medical Center by ambulance.

An occupant of a second vehicle involved, a red Chevrolet passenger car, is on his way to Cullman Regional.

The final participant is an 18-wheel tanker truck. The driver of that rig is believed to be uninjured.

The agencies active at the scene include Hanceville Police Department, Hanceville Fire & Rescue, Cullman EMS, Wallace State Police, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, and a Trooper with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Highway 31 South is blocked at the intersection. Southbound traffic must detour left onto Highway 91. Northbound on 31 is passable with caution and slow down.

Highway 91 is blocked in both directions; motorists will have to detour through the city streets to make their way around this incident.

Highway 31 & 91 Intersection in Hanceville

Hanceville Police Officer Severely Injured In 3-Vehicle Collision

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.

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