Hoover Teen Killed in Collision with Dump Truck
September 20th, 2011|
September 20, 2011
A 14-year-old Hoover, Alabama, girl was killed on Thursday, September 15, when a dump truck collided with the car that the high school freshman was riding in on the way to school.
The Birmingham News reports that at 8 a.m. the girl had been riding to Hoover High School in a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by a 16-year-old fellow student. A 15-year-old passenger was also in the car at the time of the crash, which occurred when a dump truck hit the passenger side of the Cavalier as it made a left turn off Shades Crest Road onto Brock Gap Parkway.
The 16-year-old driver and 15-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries but the 14-year-old, who was in the back seat on the passenger side, was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Children’s of Alabama.
The 65-year-old dump truck driver was unharmed.
An accident reconstruction team has been assigned to the crash to investigate all details. The victim was wearing her seatbelt, and there’s no indication that cell phones were a factor in the crash.
“This crash will have profound effects on not only all of those involved, but their families as well,” said Hoover police spokesman Captain Jim Coker. “It is our duty to fully investigate the crash, in order to find answers.”
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