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One person injured in accident involving UA Cheerleader charter bus (Update)

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Montgomery police say a charter bus carrying University of Alabama cheerleaders was involved in a wreck that left one person with life-threatening injuries.  Authorities say the crash happened about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday on the Western Boulevard at Interstate 65. Police say the accident involved the cheerleaders' bus, which was carrying 31 people; a car; and a pickup truck.

Police say no one on the bus was hurt, but a passenger in the pickup suffered life-threatening injuries. Lt. Regina Duckett says that person remained in stable condition on Wednesday.  Duckett says two people in the car suffered minor injuries.

Police say they believe the cheerleaders were headed back to Tuscaloosa from the BCS title game in Miami but referred questions to the university.  Alabama athletic officials didn't have any immediate comment.
 

Update:

According to a released statement from UA media relations, no one on the charter bus transporting Alabama cheerleaders from the BCS game in Miami was injured.

Statement from the University of Alabama:

"UA can confirm that the charter bus transporting UA cheerleaders from the BCS game in Miami was involved in an accident in Montgomery last night. No one on the charter bus was injured. Four UA students were riding in another vehicle that was also involved in the accident. One student was taken to the hospital by ambulance and remains hospitalized in Montgomery. The other passengers in the vehicle were not injured. This vehicle was not connected to the charter bus."


 

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