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November 8, 2011

Man injured in motorcycle wreck

CULLMAN — A Monday morning accident sent a Cullman man to the emergency room after his motorcycle collided with a passenger truck on U.S. Highway 278 in downtown Cullman.

Michael Goodwin, 61, of Cullman was transported by the Cullman Emergency Medical Service to CRMC following a collision with a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by James Rodgers, 63, also of Cullman.

According to Cullman police officer Jeff Mize, who responded to the accident, Goodwin sustained no visible injuries but complained of pain when he attempted to move. CEMS responders immobilized Goodwin on a stretcher before lifting him into the ambulance.

“There were no visible signs of injuries, but he did have some pain,” said Mize. “He wasn’t wanting to get up, and with motorcycle accidents, you never know what might be going on with a victim beyond what you can see.”

The accident occurred at approximately 11:20 a.m. Monday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and 4th Avenue, a stretch of road in downtown Cullman that’s especially busy during the business day.

Mize said Goodwin was traveling eastbound on 278 when he collided with the S-10, which was entering the roadway from 4th Avenue. Both Rodgers and a passenger in the truck were unharmed in the accident.

* Benjamin Bullard can be reached by e-mail at, or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 270.

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