Driver Airlifted to Georgia After Alabama Vehicle Wreck
COLUMBUS, GA. – October 31, 2018 (wtvm.com) According to an online news story from wtvm.com, a driver was airlifted to a hospital in Georgia October 31 after being involved in a vehicle wreck on Highway 431 in Alabama.*
The accident occurred in the evening hours of October 31 on Highway 431 in Salem, Alabama. It appears only one vehicle was involved, and the vehicle crashed next to the Salem Volunteer Fire Department, near the Lee County Flea Market.
Emergency crews freed the driver from the vehicle, and the driver, who has not been identified, was then airlifted to Piedmont Columbus Regional in Columbus, Georgia, for treatment. The extent of the driver’s injuries is not known, and his or her medical condition has not been reported.
It is not yet clear how the accident occurred. Traffic was blocked for about 15 minutes while crews worked to free the driver and clear the scene. Investigation is ongoing.
Columbus is located about 20 miles from Salem in Muscogee County, Georgia. According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Muscogee County sees a large number of vehicle accidents each year. In 2016, a total of 8,299 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, which led to 1,659 injuries and 27 deaths. This was the highest rate of fatal accidents in the county during a five-year period (the next-highest was 20 fatal accidents in 2012). Five of the fatal accidents in 2016 involved pedestrians, and six involved motorcyclists.
Typically, about half of the fatality accidents in Muscogee County are related to alcohol consumption or speeding. The highest numbers of accidents in the county tend to occur during the spring and summer months.
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