- Cullman, Alabama

January 22, 2014

Three of four wreck victims released from CRMC, driver remains for surgery

By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — The driver in the single vehicle wreck that occurred on Alabama Highway 69 in the Cold Springs community Monday afternoon remains in the critical care unit at Cullman Regional Medical Center.

 David Hood, 44, of Curry, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet and crashed into a roadside ditch around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, leaving himself and his three passengers: Bailey Hood, 18, Brandy Calloway 18, and Joycelynn Calloway, 3, injured, but all were wearing seatbelts. In a follow-up interview, Hood’s wife Heather reported her husband broke his femur in the crash and is undergoing surgery at CRMC.

“My daughter was released from the hospital last night, but my husband is still in Cullman hospital’s critical care unit,” Heather said. “He’s having a rod put in his leg, but will hopefully be home in the next few days. The other two girls are doing good too. I really appreciate all the rescue workers, the police officers and everyone who helped them. The hospital has been wonderful to us, also. I appreciate The Cullman Times for writing the article, too, and getting the facts right. I’m thankful that it wasn’t worse than it was. I really just appreciate everyone who responded and helped.”

 Multiple units including Alabama State Troopers and Cold Springs Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident around 12:45 p.m.

* Lauren Estes can be reached at or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.