Multicar collision sends Bremen man to UAB NICU


BALDWIN – A multicar collision on U.S. Hwy 278 West occurring shortly before 4 p.m. Monday injured two separate drivers, sending one person to UAB, while the third driver was reported to suffer no injuries.

According to the Alabama State Troopers’ Decatur Post, the persons involved were Austin Quick, 22, who was driving a 2004 Chevy; Dennis Butts, 31, of Bremen, who was driving a 1971 Chevy; and Christy Chapman, 51, of Huntsville, who was driving a 2003 Chevy.

The Trooper Post stated “Driver one was injured not wearing a seatbelt and driver two was injured not wearing a seatbelt, wait a minute, driver two was wearing a seatbelt.”
No other injuries were reported and no fatalities were reported.

Troopers were not specific in detailing the identity of driver one and driver two.

A Facebook post made by Austin Quick at 10:47 stated, “I’m OK just to let everybody no thanks for the prayers.”

CullmanSense contacted UAB where it was confirmed that 31-year-old Bremen resident Dennis M. Butts was admitted into the hospital Monday afternoon and as of 10:30 Tuesday evening was being cared for in the NICU.

“Mr. Dennis Butts is in NICU which is one of our Intensive Care Units and that’s all the information I have,” said a UAB guest services employee.

CullmanSense will provide more information as it is made available by the Alabama State Troopers and other local agencies.