A three car accident in Florence, Alabama seriously injured an 86-year-old Red Bay man. Thomas Carrithers and his wife Elvia were flown to Huntsville following the car wreck. Mr. Carrithers was ejected from his pickup and is currently in serious condition in Huntsville Hospital’s surgical intensive care unit. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, less than 1% of all Alabama traffic crashes in 2007 involved a driver who was 85 years-old or older.
In 2006, there were 1,432 motor vehicle accidents in Florence, Alabama 258 of which resulted in someone being injured. The number of Florence car and truck accidents declined in 2007. In 2007, there were 1,365 motor vehicle accidents in Florence 239 of which resulted in someone being injured. Fortunately, there were only 2 fatal accidents in Florence in 2007.