Teens hurt in accident
Published 11:57 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2006
By By LYDIA GRIMES – Features writer
Two local teens had a narrow escape early Monday morning when their vehicle left the road on a curve near Kirkland.
According to the Alabama State Troopers, the accident occurred at 1:35 a.m. when the vehicle, a 2003 BMW, left the highway and hit a telephone pole and two trees on Kirkland Road.
Mary Catherine Turner, 16, the driver of the vehicle, was ejected from the car and Terri Lynne Peacock, 18, the passenger, had to be extracted by the Jaws-of-Life, state troopers said.
Both were first transported by ambulance to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital, and then Turner was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, according to reports.
Peacock was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
The condition of the two was not known at press time, nor was the cause of the accident.
At 2:45 a.m. another vehicle, a 1996 Ford, driven by Gregory Stanton of Evergreen, ran over the fallen telephone pole at the scene of the accident, causing his tire to blow, troopers said.