Wiregrass Daily News Logo

Serious Motor Vehicle Accident on Highways 189 and 141 Sends Five to Hospitals

a close up of a police car with its lights on

Coffee County – Elba Fire Department, Kinston Fire, and Enterprise Rescue Inc. Responding to a distress call at around 8:56 pm on March 30th, Elba Fire Department  joined forces with Enterprise Rescue Inc. and Kinston Fire to address a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Highways 189 and 141.

The scene demanded immediate attention, with multiple injuries reported.

Firefighters went into action, providing crucial aid to the injured, securing the vehicles involved, and orchestrating the landing of several air ambulances. Four patients were airlifted to specialized trauma facilities by Enterprise Rescue Air 1, Survival Flight 15, Haynes LifeFlight 1, and Lifesaver 5. An additional patient received transportation via ground ambulance to a nearby medical facility.

Haynes Ambulance of Opp extended invaluable support by dispatching ground units to assist in the operation.

The coordination efforts of the dispatchers at 19 Central were commendable, effectively managing resources and radio communication throughout the incident.

Our heartfelt thoughts are with the affected families during this challenging time, and we extend our sincerest wishes for their speedy recovery.