Grant man seriously hurt in wreck involving tractor-trailer, pickup truck on Hwy. 72 East

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Alabama State Troopers are investigating a wreck involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck on Highway 72 east, near Gurley.

The wreck happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes and caused traffic delays for drivers.

Authorities say the driver of the pickup truck ran into the back of an 18-wheeler. First responders had to cut off both the doors and roof of the truck to get the man out of the pickup truck. Troopers identified him as Bradley Chandler, 32, of Grant.  He was taken by Medflight to Huntsville Hospital.

As of Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokesperson said Chandler was in good condition.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.  Damage to the tractor trailer was minimal.


      • Beverly Cooper

        Hey Jerry Bob , Faith Garrett don’t say anything if you don’t know the facts and Jerry Bob that is just a rude comment . He is a good hard working man that supports his family . I am close friends with his wife . Maybe a deer ran out in front of him ….. I drove the same area for 2 years for work the deer will come out of the woods and shoot across ya . And you just have to pray not to wreck . They have two little ones that needs prayer for there daddy that has come strong that he is doing well and going in to surgery today . Good Christan people !!!! May god answer every prayer for Bradley !!!!

  • Faith Garrett

    Try hard working dad exhausted after working late and getting up early to go back to work. Im not saying its smart but people do it everyday, on this day it ended tragically for him.

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