Car At High Rate Of Speed Strikes House - Catches House On Fire - Two In Critical CareRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 12 2015 10:39 PM
MIDLAND CITY: At about 2 AM a car traveling at a high rate of speed struck a tree and then a house.
The incident occurred at 12087 Hinton Waters Avenue in Midland City. A vehicle driven by a Mexican male was traveling at or near Highway 134 intersection hen he hit the railroad tracks. Reports are the car went air born and into a house.
A older man and wife were inside the house sleeping. The car caught on fire and caught the home on fire.
The man and wife were able to escape the house. The husband and neighbor attempted to use a water hose to put the fire out.
Midland City Fire and Midland City Police arrived. The husband missed his wife.
Within the last year the couple lost a child. The wife had returned inside the home to retrieve pictures of her son.
Reports to me the husband told fireman his wife was back inside the house. Fire refused to enter and Police told the man they would not allow him to go back inside the house.
The husband ignored and entered the house. He found his wife and reports are he drug her from the burning home.
A neighbor removed the Mexican male from his vehicle. The husband drug his wife from the home to across the street when reports are "finally" emergency personnel assisted.
The woman and driver of car were transported to a Dothan hospital where reports are they are both in the critical care unit.
Alabama Power came out at 2 AM and cut the power to the house.
Friends and family, while the wife is in the hospital, worked with an electrician to get power in a travel trailer for the husband to stay in. Alabama Power refused to respond to reestBlish power citing it was not an emergency. Even though it was 100 degrees, the man's house destroyed and his wife in CRitical Care.
I guess emergencies are in the eye of the beholder. And when you have millions like Alaba,a Power it is hard to relate to be holders!
There is some frustration, even anger, over the fireman and police not willing to enter to save the wife's life.
The accidemt is investigated by Midland City Police.