UA Bus Collision Leaves Student with Life-Threatening Injuries

A chartered bus carrying University of Alabama cheerleaders returning from the BCS game in Miami was involved in a three car collision in Montgomery on Tuesday night, leaving one student in critical condition at the Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery for injuries she received in the crash. 

According to the University of Alabama’s spokeswoman Cathy Andreen, the three-vehicle accident involved the chartered bus carrying the university’s cheerleaders, four students  riding in a car, and two students riding in a pick-up truck.  The critically injured student, Natalie Baine, was a passenger in the truck.

The accident occurred at 10:20 p.m. on Western Boulevard at Interstate 65, and, according to the Montgomery Police Department, involved the chartered bus carrying 31 passengers, which included UA the cheerleaders, a pick-up truck and a car.  According to the report, no cheerleaders were injured; however two individuals in the car were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing and, at this time, no other details were available.

The Alabama Department of Transportation reports that an automobile accident happens in Alabama approximately every four minutes, and drivers in Alabama have a 1-in-3 chance of being involved in a car accident that causes death or injury in their lifetime.  In 2009, a total of 123,690 car crashes took place in Alabama, and in  those crashes, there were 35,153 injuries, and 848  fatalities.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an automobile accident, seek the counsel of an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney.  A compassionate, but assertive attorney will assist you in determining your legal rights and options, and will pursue the compensation you deserve. 

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