Skyland wreck injures several near I-20/59 exit

Crash On Skyland
Photo courtesy Tuscaloosa Police Department

A woman and four children were injured in a major wreck this morning on Skyland Boulevard.

The wreck in which the children were involved happened just minutes after another wreck.

In the first incident, which happened at 7:32 a.m., a truck moving westbound overturned in the inside lane of Skyland Boulevard in front of the Pilot Travel Center.

An Alabama Department of Transportation worker in a state truck pulled in behind the overturned truck to assist, and a Tuscaloosa Police Officer who stopped to take a report parked his patrol car near the ALDOT truck.

A few minutes later at 7:43 a.m., a woman driving a minivan got off the eastbound ramp of Interstate 20/59 and hit an eastbound 18-wheeler flatbed that was hauling building supplies. The van pushed the truck across the median and into the westbound lanes where the first wreck happened.

The flatbed truck struck the unoccupied and parked ALDOT truck and TPD patrol car; the TPD officer was standing on the driver’s side and avoided serious injury.

The woman and four children who were in the van were taken to DCH Regional Medical Center. Two of the children were later transported to a hospital in Birmingham.

Alabama State Troopers are investigating both crashes.


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