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Hoover Teen Killed in Collision with Dump Truck

by nil | 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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Alabama Woman Injured After Setting Husband’s Trailer on Fire

by nil | August 11th, 2011

August 11, 2011

A woman was badly burned on Monday night in Morris, Alabama, when she set fire to her estranged husband’s trailer.

According to WBRC, the woman had to be treated for multiple burns.

The fire occurred on the 6000 block of New Castle Road around 11:30 p.m. Monday when the 47-year-old woman set fire to a travel trailer that belonged to her husband. She then drove herself to the Birmingham Fire Station on Carson Road for treatment of burns she’d received during the fire. Shortly after Jefferson County deputies responded to a call about a house fire on New Castle Road.

The suspect admitted to authorities that she had intentionally set the fire by pouring gasoline in the trailer. She then ignited the fire while she was still inside the trailer, causing a small explosion that burned her arms and feet. The woman said she and her husband had been separated for a month.

The fire grew so large that her father-in-law’s house, which was right next door, was also burned.

No one else was injured in the blaze.

WBRC reports that charges are pending until the investigation is closed.

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