MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. - Alabama State Troopers report a driver under the influence of acontrolled substance is to blame for a car crash that sent fivepeople to the hospital including a pregnant woman.
The wreck happened Saturday in Irvington near Meadow Lane.
Doctors performed emergency surgery in hopes of saving thebaby.
Britney Godsey holds her four-year-old niece outside of USAMedical Center in Mobile. The little girl has a bruise on her faceand one on her leg. Godsey said her other niece, one day old Caylenis a miracle.
"The baby is doing good now, she was taking off of theventilator and breathing on her own," said Godsey.
Caylen Dorry was born by emergency Caesarian section, afterAlabama state troopers said a driver under the influence of acontrolled substance crashed into her family's truck.
Godsey said her father called her with news of the wreck.
"I had ten missed calls from my Dad and brother and when Icalled them back Dad said they were at the accident scene," saidGodsey.
"I said what scene and he told me David, Ashley and the girlswere in a wreck and were being life flighted," said Godsey holdingback tears.
Baby Caylen's mother Ashley, father David and two sisters,4-year-old Camrynn and 3-year-old Chelsea were all in 2000 S-10pick up truck, when a Mazda truck driven by a 17-year-old male didnot stop and struck Eileen Hodges in the rear forcing her intooncoming traffic. Ms Hodges was hit head on by David Corry.
"Both girls were hysterical and upset, but they are doing goodnow," said Godsey.
The crash happened Saturday on the Irvington Bayou La BatreHighway. Orange paint marks the scene.
State troopers say a 17-year-old driver plowed into Hodges car,forcing it to crash head on into the Corry's truck.
Dwain Corry said his son is still recovering.
"The last cat scan thought he had brain injury so that wasscary, his knees are pretty busted up," said Corry.
As for the teen driver state troopers believe caused the wholething, he could be in serious trouble.
"Could be charges pending, depending on the outcome of thetoxicology results," said Cpl. Steven Smith with the AlabamaDepartment of Public Safety.
Cpl. Smith said blood was drawn at the scene.
The Hodges report Eileen is recovering at home. The Hodgesfamily said there have been a lot of wrecks on the patch of roadwhere the crash happened.
Britney Godsey said her sister Ashley broke her pelvis in thewreck and is still in a lot of pain.
"They are going to need a lot of help, they now have threechildren and both are going to be out of work for a while becauseof this," said Godsey.
A fund is being set up to help the family.
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