Snack attack: Wreck injures one

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011

An employee of South Alabama Vending, an Atmore-based business, was injured Thursday afternoon in a crash that occured on U.S. 41 north of Brewton.
Justin White of Flomaton was transported by ambulance to D.W. McMillan Hospital in Brewton to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. Although White’s injuries were serious, witnesses say they were not life threatening.
Members of the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and were assisted by member of the Appleton Volunteer Fire Department and the Escambia County Emergency Management Agency.
Chris Barkhouse with Wallace VFD said the crash involved three vehicles with only one serious injury reported.
“The vending truck left the road and overturned several times,” Barkhouse said. “The driver was ejected and thrown clear of the vehicle. He was hurt pretty bad but he is really lucky.”
Snacks and drinks from the truck were scattered along the roadside and the bulk of the truck’s load was lost when the roof of the vehicle broke away from the body of the truck.
Employees of South Alabama Vending were on the scene recovering the merchandise following the crash.