Truck slams into guard rail on Morgan County bridge

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Photo by Kristen Conner

SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– One person was injured in an accident between a truck pulling a flatbed trailer and an 18-wheeler on Saturday.

 

Photo by Kristen Conner

Photo by Kristen Conner

 

 

It happened on Highway 36 between Hartselle and Somerville near the intersection with Hobb Ward Road around 4:30 PM.

Troopers on the scene said the 18-wheeler struck the trailer and hit the guard rail, one wheel of the truck dangling over the stream below.

This blocked traffic in both directions for more than an hour.

Police say they called Department of Transportation crews to determine how to mend the guard rail. They believe the bridge will still be safe to drive on.

 

Photo by Kristen Conner

Photo by Kristen Conner

Photo by Kristen Conner

Photo by Kristen Conner