Police in Decatur, AL are on the search for a motorist who was involved in a hit-and-run last Saturday. The crash left four Decatur Utilities workers nursing injuries and they had to be taken to hospital.
Police say the suspect was driving a Chevrolet Silverado and he was heading south on the Hudson Memorial Bridge.
Just before 5:30 a.m., he crashed into a Decatur Utilities pickup truck which had a directional sign and trailer attached. No one was inside the truck
The trailer flipped onto its side and forced the truck against the concrete barrier.
The Silverado then hit a second pickup truck belonging to the utility company and pushed it partly over the concrete barrier wall. That truck was forced into the rear of a boom truck.
Two DU workers, thirty-year-old Wilson Atkins of Danville and 26-year-old Patrick Bryant of Decatur, were in the boom truck’s bucket when it was struck. They were thrown from the lowered lift.
Their colleagues, 52-year-old Anthony Black of Trinity, and 53-year-old David Evans of Decatur, were standing close to the rear of the boom truck. The second crash caused the DU pickup to hit them.
Bryant and Atkins were transported to Decatur General Hospital while Evans and Black went to Huntsville Hospital. None of the men’s injuries were considered to be life-threatening.
The suspect has been identified as a Hispanic male and reports indicate he fled the scene on foot.
The wreck disrupted traffic for several hours and led to a number of delays.
Hit-and-run accidents can be frustrating for victims since they don’t know who to pursue for damages. However, calling the police to the scene is an important step in recovering compensation.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a crash and the driver fled the scene, reach out to an Alabama auto accident lawyer for advice.