Driver flips car, taken to hospital
by Laura Camper
lcamper@annistonstar.com
Oct 01, 2012 | 5534 views |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Anniston police work the scene where a driver flipped his Jeep this morning at the intersection of U. S. 431 and Alabama 21. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Anniston police work the scene where a driver flipped his Jeep this morning at the intersection of U. S. 431 and Alabama 21. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
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A one-car accident sent the driver of a Jeep to Regional Medical Center this morning, and closed down the left turn lanes from U.S. 431 to McClellan Boulevard.

Anniston police Investigator Roy Bennett said the driver of a 1999 black soft-top Jeep Wrangler, whom he declined to identify, while headed north on McClellan Boulevard tried to turn left onto U.S. 431 at a “high rate of speed” and flipped the vehicle on its side, where it came to rest in the left-hand southbound turn lanes for McClellan Boulevard. Medical personnel arrived on the scene at about 10:24 and took the driver to RMC, Bennett said.

“He was walking around,” Bennett said. “But you could tell he had lacerations.”

Bennett wasn’t sure how fast the driver had been going, but said he’d spoken to one witness to the accident.

Anniston police and firefighters answered the call and blocked traffic in the two turn lanes and the through lane while they cleaned up glass and trash from the scene and worked to remove the car. Only the right turn lane remained open while they worked.

Staff writer Laura Camper: 256-235-3545. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.
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