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Five car accident sends two to hospital, traffic backed up

Traffic accident on I-565 and Madison Boulevard Traffic accident on I-565 and Madison Boulevard

Two accidents involving five vehicles happened just before 3:30 Friday afternoon on I-565 at Madison Boulevard. Traffic was severely backed up.

There were two SUVs and a pickup involved in the accidents.

A woman from Madison was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Huntsville Police said she was traveling west on I-565 when she went across four lanes of traffic, hitting another vehicle in the rear. She suffered a head injury.

72-year-old Freda Fraley is still in serious condition at Huntsville Hospital as of Friday night.

A second woman, 52 years old from Hartselle, was taken to the hospital for observation.

Emergency crews were on the scene, but they worry the scene may not be cleared until 6 p.m.

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