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Alabama Girl Scouts in Car Accident

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Member of a Girl Scout troop from southern Alabama were involved in a single-car accident this week. The accident happened after a day of kayaking. The troop was making their way home in a caravan when when one of the vans was involved in an accident.

Brent says the girls were traveling in a caravan “They were all seat belted in. They were paying attention. The driver was paying attention, and just sort of over-corrected and went into the guard rail as we understand it,” explained Brent.

Seven of the Girl Scouts were injured as well as the driver of the van. The most severe injuries involved a broken pelvis and a broken arm. Liz Brent, the CEO for the southern Alabama Girl Scouts, says they all understand the importance of wearing a seat belt much better now.