Columbus car hydroplanes, flips on Highway 82
September 9, 2010
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Firefighters gather near a tan Chevrolet Tahoe that flipped in the left-side eastbound lane of Highway 82 between Military and Tuscaloosa roads at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, during the afternoon thunderstorm that passed through Columbus. A mother and her two young children were in the car, but they weren’t seriously injured, an emergency medical technician at the scene said. Photo by: Ryan Poe
A 36-year-old woman and her two young children were eastbound on Highway 82 when her Chevrolet Tahoe hydroplaned and flipped Wednesday.
The SUV hydroplaned between Military and Tuscaloosa roads at about 4:30 p.m., soon after a heavy rain began.
The vehicle slid into the median barrier and flipped in the left-hand lane.
Stephanie Ward, of 186 Blasingame Drive, complained of pain and was badly bruised, according to emergency medical personnel at the scene.
Her 7-year-old son had a scraped arm, which was treated on the scene, and her 5-year-old daughter was uninjured, said Columbus Police Public Information Officer Terrie Songer. All three were wearing their seat belts, Songer said.
Ward declined transportation to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
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