Wreck hurts driver

Published 6:20 am Monday, July 24, 2006

By By LISA TINDELL – News writer
A passing motorist was doing a good deed for a fellow driver in a stalled car when another vehicle crashed into them, causing a three-car accident.
A Brewton woman remains in serious condition at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola following the Tuesday afternoon accident, according to officials with the Alabama Department of Public Safety's highway patrol office in Evergreen.
Margaret Elizabeth &#8220Beth” Morris of Brewton was transported by LifeFlight just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday following a three-car accident on County Road 40 in the Wallace Community, according to Wes Davis, investigating officer with the Department of Public Safety.
According to Davis, Morris was driving a 1993 Toyota that became stalled on County Road 40.
While trying to get the vehicle off the roadway, a passerby, John Paul Cheramie, also of Brewton, stopped his 1997 Chevrolet on the shoulder of the road to assist Morris.
While Charamie and Morris were in the process of moving the stalled vehicle, a vehicle driven by Danny Jackson of Brewton approached the scene and crashed into the stalled vehicle as well as the parked vehicle.
According to Davis, passengers in the assisting vehicle were Heidi Cheramie and John Paul Cheramie Jr., both of Brewton. Morris received the most extensive injuries in the accident making the transfer by LifeFlight necessary.
All three Charamies were transported to D.W. McMillan Hospital to receive treatment for injuries.
Jackson did not seek treatment at the time of the accident. The extent of their injuries was not known at press time.
Davis said speed and a damp roadway could possibly be considered contributing factors in the accident, which remains under investigation.

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