Two injured in Highway 13 wreck in Haleyville

First responders prepare to remove an injured occupant from the hatch of a Kia involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 13 in Haleyville Tuesday afternoon.

HALEYVILLE       -  A two-vehicle crash on Highway 13 on Burnett Hill in Haleyville Tuesday afternoon, August 9, resulted in  one injured from each vehicle,  a swarm of emergency first responders at the scene and traffic brought to a standstill for over an hour.

The names of those injured will be released when they become available. An occupant from a Kia SUV was rescued by first responders out of the back hatch of the vehicle and treated on the scene by medics from Regional Paramedical Service Ambulance, which brought two ambulances to the scene.  The occupant was then transported to where an Air Evac medical helicopter landed in the middle of Highway 13 to transport the accident victim for further treatment.

An occupant  of a Lexus, which was also involved in the accident, was transported by RPS  for treatment at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, authorities on the scene said.

Among those responding to the scene were Haleyville Police Department, Haleyville Fire Department, troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, RPS, Air Evac, Lyle’s Wrecker Service (towing the Lexus) and Ward’s Wrecker Service (towing the Kia).

This is a developing story, and more details will be released as they become available.

See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.
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