Vehicle goes into ravine, prompts calls for new guardrail

Vehicle goes into ravine, prompts calls for new guardrail

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Residents say the orange barriers have not been effective in stopping accidents. (Source: WBRC Video) Residents say the orange barriers have not been effective in stopping accidents. (Source: WBRC Video)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

One man in Birmingham says he is willing to help make a dangerous stretch of road safer after the spot saw another accident over the weekend.

The area is on Hugh Daniel Drive in the Greystone community where a ravine runs along a major curve. People who live in the area say it is time to act now, before someone loses their life. Bud Ussery of Greystone says people have been asking for a guard rail to be installed because of the number of accidents, instead they have orange barriers.

In Sunday's accident, the fire department says they had to rescue two people from inside a SUV. When they arrived, the SUV was "dangling over the ravine and was not stable."

Firefighters got everyone out safely, but for Ussery this is just yet again another close call.

"No, it doesn't surprise me at all. This happens all the time. Every two to three months, somebody goes off and we, the residents of Greystone, would love to another guard rail up," said Ussery. "It is very scary. I have a daughter who graduated and is in college, runs up and down this road. I was scared to death for her."

No one was injured in Sunday's accident, but people hope this incident will spur some action for that guardrail they have been asking for.

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