Man airlifted after two-vehicle wreck on Pelham Road
by Daniel Gaddy
Oct 02, 2013 | 7900 views |  0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 60-year-old man was airlifted to a Birmingham hospital Tuesday after a two-vehicle crash on Pelham Road South near Jacksonville.

Jacksonville fire Chief Wade Buckner said the wreck happened around 8:20 p.m. at the 1900 block of Pelham Road near its intersection with Whites Gap Road south of the city limits.

He said that when first responders arrived on scene, they found one of the two vehicles, a 1993 Chevrolet, overturned with two passengers trapped inside. He said firefighters were able to quickly cut through the vehicle to free the passengers.

The chief said the driver, 51-year-old Reba Ayers of Jacksonville, had minor injuries and was taken to RMC Jacksonville for treatment. The passenger, Raymond Ayers of Jacksonville, was rushed to RMC Jacksonville, where he was airlifted to UAB Hospital.

Buckner said he could not comment on the extent of the man’s injuries or the cause of the crash.

According to state troopers, the driver of the other vehicle, a 2012 Nissan, was not injured.

The fire chief commended everyone who responded to the crash, saying his staff had the two passengers out of the car and bound for the hospital within 16 minutes.

State troopers and Jacksonville police also responded to the scene.

Assistant Metro Editor Daniel Gaddy: 256-235-3560. On Twitter @DGaddy_Star.

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