Authorities respond to two-vehicle crash in JemisonBy Emily Reed Published 3:34pm Friday, April 25, 2014
Authorities in Jemison worked the scene of a two-vehicle crash shortly after 1 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 31 in front of B Mart LLC.
Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said it appeared from a few witnesses who saw the crash that two cars collided while traveling on Hwy. 31.
Fulmer said a white Kia driven by a female was traveling north on Hwy. 31 while a white Dodge truck was traveling south on Hwy. 31.
“It appears one of the cars crossed the center dividing line in the road and collided,” Fulmer said. “We aren’t sure which car crossed the line, but one of them went too far.”
The speed limit is 55 miles per hour in the area where the crash occurred, but Fulmer said it did not appear speed was a contributing factor to the crash.
Both drivers of the two vehicles were from Jemison.
Fulmer said the female, who was the only occupant of the white Kia, was being taken by ambulance to UAB.
The male driver of the Dodge truck, who was the only occupant in his vehicle, was being taken by ambulance to Shelby Baptist Medical Center.
Both individuals had serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Traffic was halted in both directions on Hwy. 31 Friday afternoon while authorities from both Jemison and Thorsby worked the crash.
Thorsby Fire Department and Thorsby Police Department along with the Jemison Fire Department responded to the scene.