Seat Belts Really Work!
Aout 8:30 Thursday night, Bill West, 65, was traveling south on Highway 13 in his 73 Ford Ranger and had slowed to turn into the Wavahoo station when a driver behind him became distracted looking at a Haleyville Police car and officer issuing a ticket next to the Wavahoo. The Ranger was struck from the rear hard enough to knock into the parking lock and came to rest upside down near the gas pumps.
Because both West and the driver of the other vehicle were wearing seat belts, no one sustained any serious injuries. Haleyville Police investigated the accident.