Man Hit By Car on Hwy. 72 In Jackson County

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Emergency crews say someone driving a car hit a man crossing Highway 72 in Jackson County, about a mile east of Gurley. It happened just after 12 a.m. Tuesday.

A medical helicopter rushed the pedestrian to Huntsville Hospital after the collision.  State Troopers identify him as Thomas Flippo, 28, of Gurley.

As of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Flippo was listed in critical condition.

Emergency crews closed down Highway 72 for roughly 20 minutes for the helicopter to land. After the helicopter cleared the area, officers continued to keep one eastbound lane closed for their investigation.


  • michael statton

    He is a really good friend of mine i hope he is ok hes in huntsville right now in critical condition please pray for him

  • charlotte berry

    Where are you getting yourfacts hes not ok hes still on life support and they are still investigating

  • greg rice

    i have known thomas for many of years and he is actually like part of my family. i am praying for him and his family at this much needed time.

  • dudley bro crew

    he is a good friend. he worked with us with the dudley brothers our thoughts and prayer goes our for him and his family.

  • michael statton

    they say he is stable they put a monitor in his brain. his brain is swollen and bruised and was bleeding they got some of the blood out before they put the monitor in he has lasserations to the spleen, liver and one of his keddenies the other keddeny isnt funtioning right one of his lungs colapsed the other they incubated he has fractured ribs a broken arm some parts of his facial structure is shattered his pelvis is shattered his right leg is broken in two places we are going to check on him now

  • shelby mcclure

    I have been calling people all day trying to find out how thomas is doing i finally reached a family member tonite and was informed of his condition , just want the family to know that we are praying for him and the family, we love yall and sure hope things get better for him all our love and prayers to thomas and family

  • Ashley Burhans

    he will always be in my life and AnnaBella. i love his family they need all the prayers they can get. AnnaBella loves you Thomas

  • patsy lee pool

    praying that god will keep his loving hands upon him and help him heal quickly ,i grew up in gurley and had fredda in my class many years ago is he family to her.

  • michael statton

    i beleive that is his sister in some way. he is doing the same today still in critical condition but they have him stable his brain continues to swell they are thinking of moving the tube to a different area of his skull. his kidney in not got any blood flow to it so it might have to come out he has some fractured bones in his back too

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