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The Alabama Department of Public Safety reported a string of accidents on Interstate 85 yesterday that caused six injuries, none of them serious.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the first accident occurred when a tractor-trailer truck lost control and overturned in the northbound lane near the Shorter exit in Macon County. Later a car in the southbound lane ran into a guard rail as it passed the overturned truck scene. The traffic back-up from this accident caused a car to catch fire while waiting, and two other vehicles to collide as a wrecker pulled the car away.

As a result of this chain reaction of motor vehicle accidents, traffic in both the north and south bound lanes was backed up for most of the afternoon.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it may be in your best interest to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.

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