A high school senior involved in a three-car wreck in Hillsboro Wednesday suffered injuries that may have included head trauma, according to a report by The Decatur Daily News.
The accident occured on Alabama 20 when two cars collilded on the road and an 18-wheeler truck traveling behind of the the cars struck one car and rolled over into a ditch. Fortunately, the other people involved in the accident, including a man with his wife and four-month-old son, and a truck driver with his 10-year-old son. The injured teen may not be able to attend his high school graduation on Friday.
A man at the scene of the accident had the following comments:
Danny Knighten of Hillsboro was on the scene comforting family members and taking care of the Coombs’ puppy. He said he lives near the intersection and has witnessed numerous accidents there.
“People have a hard time pulling out onto 20 because everyone’s driving so fast. And 400 is a busy road going down to the river,” he said. “I’m telling you, it’s really dangerous.”
Knighten said officials should install a caution light at the intersection to alert drivers.