Accident near Dixon’s Mills sends two to hospital

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 8, 2005

Thursday mornings wet conditions were a recipe for disaster on Highway 43 near Dixon’s Mills as two vehicles collided sending two people to the hospital.

The Alabama State Troopers Selma post reported the accident happened around 10:25 a.m. when a 1998 Pontiac, driven by Debra Salter of Pine Hill, came together with a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Brenda Woodruff of Linden. Both drivers sustained minor injuries and were taken from the scene for minor treatments.

The Alabama Highway Patrol, Marengo County Sheriff’s Department and South Marengo Rescue Squad all responded to the accident.

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Knight’s Ambulance service was on the scene to transfer the injured motorists.

Further information on the accident was not available at press time.

The accident came on the heals of Wednesday nights severe weather which produced rain, hail and wind gusts of around 30 miles per hour leaving roads damp and dangerous.

Highway 43 has been one of the many roads that have seen their traffic volume pick up. Because Highway 43 is often used as a route to the beach people from all over the country travel it every day. The Alabama Department of Public Safety recently issued a release to warn motorists of these conditions and urge them to use their safety belts.

Public Safety Director Col. W.M. Coppage. Urged motorists to obey the law while traveling throughout the spring break season.

“Keep your focus on driving safely, buckling up on both long and short trips,” Coppage said. “Also, be watchful for the actions of other motorists.”