TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Two Alabama students have been hospitalized after they were hit by a drunk driver in Tuscaloosa Friday night.
According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, 32-year-old William Brown has been charged with first-degree assault and driving under the influence following a crash that injured a group of University of Alabama students who were driving a golf cart along The Strip in Tuscaloosa.
Lauren Seawell, a sophomore at UA, says she was horrified that this crash happened and is thankful more people were not hurt. Large crowds of people were on campus Friday night and along The Strip due to it being graduation weekend.
“The video was terrifying, but I was just glad that the people were okay by the end of it. I always use Joyride so and I’ve never had a problem using but it’s just terrifying to know that could happen,” Seawell said.
Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Hays Webb says he takes this case very seriously.
“I am very concerned about the safety on our roads, whether it’s on the strip or otherwise. I think people need to be thoughtful and responsible and we need to control ourselves and be safe when we are driving on the roads and clearly drinking, and driving is very unsafe,” Webb said.
The two students remain hospitalized with serious injuries.
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The video of the accident can be watched in the video player above courtesy of Facebook.