A two-car collision near the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway178 (Bankhead St.) sent one or more injury victims to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Saturday evening.
The extent of the injuries was not known as this was written, but a public safety official told NEMiss.News there was at least one serious head injury.
One victim was reported trapped in the vehicle. The Rescue One unit of the New Albany Fire Department dealt with the entrapment.
Three ambulances from Baptist Hospital attended the injured.
The accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, perhaps 15 minutes after sunset, which was at 6:48 p.m.
From what could be observed at the scene, the two vehicles came to rest about one hundred yards north of the Highway 15/Highway 178 intersection and about the same distance south of the Highway 15/Highway 348 intersection.
An investigation by the New Albany Police Department (NAPD) may reveal how the two cars collided that far from any intersection.
Traffic was backed up for more than an hour in all directions from the busy Highway 15/Highway 178 traffic signal.
NAPD was the primary law enforcement agency on the scene. There were also units from the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi Highway Patrol.
More details will be published here if and when they are available.
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