Whenever a car is disabled, motorists are advised to pull over to the side of the road if possible to prevent a car from accidentally crashing into the disabled vehicle. Had one Tuscaloosa motorist followed this advise, an accident with serious injuries might have been prevented.
Early last Thursday morning, a motorist ran out of gas in Tuscaloosa near the B.F. Goodrich plant. Instead of pulling the car over to the side of the road, the female motorist left her car parked in the road, according to Tuscaloosa Police Sgt. Brent Blankley. The woman had just taken her baby daughter out of the child seat and was holding the child in her arms when they were struck by a pickup truck.
The driver of the 2004 Chevy Silverado stated to the police that by the time he saw the car parked in the road, even though he swerved, he was unable to avoid hitting the mother and child. When he found the woman and baby in a ditch by the side of the road, he called 911.
The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service EMS Chief Travis Parker stated that the woman was in serious condition and the baby was in critical condition at a local hospital.
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