Two Car Head-On Collision With Children Onboard
Two Car Head-On Collision With Children Onboard Slows Wallace Traffic
Emergency responders have been dispatched by Cullman e911 this morning to the intersection of Frances Dodd Drive and Main Street NE (aka US Highway 31 South) in the City of Hanceville.
This location is at the leading north entrance into Wallace State Community College.
A 911 caller reported a two-vehicle collision with a minivan knocked off the roadway into the construction area of the new Wallace entrance gate.
Hanceville Police Department, Hanceville Fire & Rescue and two (2) medical teams from Cullman EMS are active at the location with a Trooper from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency en route to the scene.
Airbags were deployed inside both vehicles from the head-on collision.
The mini-van involved had two child occupants as well as adult guardians onboard. Fortunately, all parties departed that vehicle on their own power. The children are currently being evaluated inside a Cullman EMS ambulance. The adults are shaken, but up walking around. It appears no one in this vehicle will require transport to Cullman Regional.
The proper use of seat restraints and airbags appear instrumental in preventing serious injury for this group.
The occupant of the other vehicle involved has remained in the car. She is receiving attention from Hanceville Fire Chief Rodger Green and personnel from Cullman EMS at this time.
Main Street NE (aka US Highway 31 South) has four lanes closed as a result of this accident with southbound traffic passing by with caution and slow down. Northbound motorists will have to detour in the right-hand turn land leading into Merchants Bank.
There are a widely scattered debris field and motor fluids around the wreck scene; expect delays around this intersection for some time to come.
Witness to the mishap indicate one vehicle was northbound turning left into Wallace State while the other was headed straight southbound. They say the collision occurred on a yellow light.
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