Update: Five Injured in New Hope Wreck

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NEW HOPE, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County emergency crews are on the scene of an accident in New Hope.

Police say a vehicle on Highway 431 South attempted to turn into the parking lot of Galen’s Restaurant causing another driver in the oncoming lane to swerve.  One of the two vehicles crashed into seven different parked cars as a result.  It happened around 5:30 p.m.

Madison County officials say five people were injured in the wreck, one of them was in critical condition.  The other four had non-life threatening injuries.  All five were transferred to Huntsville Hospital.

Traffic was backed up for more than an hour.