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Woman hurt in Decatur wreck was hit by water main cover

The accident ended with the woman going to the hospital with serious injuries, according to police.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 9:34 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 9:37 AM

A Moulton woman was hospitalized with serious injuries Friday after a water main cover flew into her car in Decatur, police said.

Karen Mathews Jenkins was reportedly driving in the 500 block of Wilson Street NW Friday afternoon when the object flew through her windshield. The accident happened around 4 p.m.

Decatur Police Department spokeswoman Emily Long said another vehicle traveling on Wilson Street hit a water main cover, causing it to fly up into the air and fly through Jenkins's windshield. The cover weighed about 15 pounds, Long said. 

Jenkins was taken to Huntsville Hospital. At last check she was in critical condition, according to Long.

Decatur police are investigating the incident.

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