Spring storms scattered throughout Alabama over the weekend resulted in both destruction and car accidents. CBS affiliate WKRG reports that heavy rain contributed to a fatal accident on I-65 northbound and two more accidents on the I-10.
Quickly rising water levels also trapped a woman, her baby, and her brother-in-law in a car in Midtown.
“The water started coming inside the car and I called 911 to come get me and my baby up out of there,” Cassandra Irvin Fox told WKRG.”We let the window down and I made sure I gave them my baby first cause I got a seven month old baby, but my brother in law he was crying, he was nervous.”
A number of additional accidents were reported around the Mobile area via scanner.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 5.5 million car accidents in the United States each year. These accidents result in three million injuries and another 40,000 injuries.
Sunday’s storms also overturned train cars, caused flash floods, and downed trees across the state, according to the Montgomery Advisor.
A number of houses, barns, and at least one supermarket incurred damage as well.
The National Weather Service confirms that four tornadoes touched down in Alabama during Sunday’s storms, which came in three waves and continued through Monday morning, WHNT News reports.
Two of the tornadoes touched down in Russell County. The first touched down at 8:43 a.m. on Sunday, and traveled for about a half of a mile. The second touched down at 9:17 a.m. and traveled for about four miles. The first tornado caused tree damage, but the second damaged the roofs and siding of homes in two subdivisions.
The third tornado was in Cherokee County, and the fourth was in Henry County.