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Utilities workers attach cables to a sport utility vehicle so a wrecker can remove it from the scene of a crash on Mooresville Road in Limestone County on Monday night.
Daily photo by Seth Burkett
Utilities workers attach cables to a sport utility vehicle so a wrecker can remove it from the scene of a crash on Mooresville Road in Limestone County on Monday night.

SUV hits pole; 3 injured

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

ATHENS — A collision with a utility pole that stood a sport utility vehicle on end injured three people Monday night.

MedFlight helicopters took two to Huntsville Hospital and another went by ambulance to Athens-Limestone Hospital, firefighters said.

The wreck happened on Mooresville Road north of Nick Davis Road at about 8:30 p.m.

The northbound SUV left the roadway, apparently colliding with a cluster of objects at the end of a driveway that included the utility pole, a mailbox, a stone column, a wooden fence and a wire fence surrounding a pasture.

The vehicle came to rest angled top-down against the wooden pole.

East Limestone volunteer firefighters said power lines posed an electrical hazard but their first priority was to free the two occupants who were trapped in the vehicle.

The third occupant was able to crawl out on his own, firefighters said.

Driver Michael Hargrove, 48, of Athens and passengers Debra Phillips, 48, of Hanceville and Billy Siniard, 28, of Athens, were hurt, state troopers said.

Huntsville Hospital had released Phillips and Hargrove remained in fair condition in a regular room Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Athens-Limestone Hospital treated and released Siniard.

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