A truck wreck between an 18 wheeler and an SUV has sent a Brewton, Alabama (Escambia County) man to the hospital. The Brewton Standard reported that Conner Batson was injured when his SUV collided with a Freightliner semi-truck being driven by Richard McEnheimer of Ohio. According to McEnheimer, the SUV pulled out in front of his 18-wheeler and there was nothing he could do to avoid the wreck. In 2007, there were 8,809 Alabama semi-truck wrecks 2,202 of which resulted in someone being injured. Further, 136 people were killed in Alabama truck accidents in 2007.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, in 2007 there were 759 automobile accidents in Escambia County, Alabama 328 of which resulted in someone being injured. Further, 8 people were killed in car and truck accidents in Escambia County, Alabama in 2007. In 2007 in Atmore, Alabama the largest city in Escambia County, there were 110 motor vehicle accidents 13 of which resulted in someone being injured. Amazingly, no people were killed in a motor vehicle accident in Atmore in 2007. In Brewton, Alabama, the county seats of Escambia County, there were 158 car and truck accidents 38 of which resulted in someone being injured.