Employer Of Accident Victim Could Be Potential Civil Defendant NowRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 29 2014 12:38 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: Houston County Sheriff 911 dispatched a serious critical accident on 231 South just north of the Big Creek bridge. The time of dispatch was 12:08 PM.
A northbound truck was traveling from Florida to work. The female driver is reported to have told the emergency personnel that her employer said she had to report to work. Even though officials have closed roads and said stay off the road, the employee needed her job.
The female driver hit a slick spot in the road after crossing the bridge, left the side of the road and struck a tree. She sustained extensive injuries. An eye witness to the accident reported the female was not driving fast.
This morning, the same bridge, a female reporting to work, hit the ice and left the road. The wreck victim this morning ended up in the median and this afternoon on the side of the road.
At 12:35 PM Rehobeth Rescue left the scene with the victim transporting emergency to a Dothan hospital. Rehobeth Rescue notified SAMC of a trauma alert patient.
If the employer ordered the employee to work, and authorities said do not travel the roads, the employer could possibly now be a defendant.