Six people injured on Highway 167

Published 10:05 pm Thursday, March 19, 2009

Three young children and several others face injuries after a Brundidge man allegedly ran a stop sign and hit a van on Highway 167 Thursday.

Around 11:20 a.m., Jeffery Parker, of Brundidge, was driving a Dodge truck with his wife and three children when Alabama State Trooper Kevin Cook said he ran a stop sign and hit a Roto Rooter van traveling toward Troy.

The incident that occurred about two miles south of Springhill sent the driver of the van Danny Godwin, of Daleville, overturning across the highway.

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“When we came up the hill, we saw this van flipping across the road,” said Michael Sanders, of Goshen, who drove up to the wreck as it was taking place.

Sanders said he saw the van flip at least once, maybe as many as two times, but he didn’t see the truck at the time.

Cook said the three children in the truck were ages three, four and nine, and Sanders said one of the children was entrapped in the truck when he arrived.

Godwin was also entrapped in his van, and the Troy and Springhill Volunteer Fire Departments removed him with the Jaws Of Life.

Cook said none of the injuries are life threatening, but all were taken to Troy Regional Medical Center initially in Care Ambulance.

The four-year-old child was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham for a leg fracture and head lacerations.

Cook said everyone involved in the incident was wearing seatbelts and no one in the wreck was under the influence of alcohol.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Care Ambulance, Troy Fire and Rescue and the Springhill Volunteer Fire Department assisted state troopers.

Click here for pictures from the wreck. (Warning: Some photos contain graphic content)