A Baldwin County woman was hit and seriously injured while attempting to cross I-475 after allegedly hitting a SUV and injuring a Michigan family over the weekend in Monroe County.
The woman was allegedly driving without headlights when the wreck happened around 8:15 p.m. Saturday on I-475, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.
The five members of the Michigan family suffered mild to moderate injuries, officials said.
Witnesses told deputies that Ms. Jacqueline Plant, 28, was driving her silver Saturn northbound on I-75 without the headlights on, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Ms. Allison Selman-Willis said.
She crossed multiple lanes of travel and struck a Chevy SUV in the right rear panel.
The Chevy, driven by Estella Cortez, 34, of Michigan, flipped over the guardrail and landed on its roof in a wooded area past the shoulder of the road, Mrs. Selman-Willis said.
“At that point Plant's Saturn traveled across the third lane of traffic and struck the median wall head-on,” she said. “Plant then exited her vehicle and attempted to cross the interstate and was struck by an unknown vehicle.”
Witnesses pulled Ms. Plant from the first lane of the interstate. The 28-year-old woman and the five people in the Chevy SUV were transported to the Medical Center.
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