Tragedy avoided: Guardrail stops car along dangerous Hoover road Wednesday night

Tragedy avoided: Guardrail stops car along dangerous Hoover road Wednesday night
A guardrail saved a driver from going off Shades Mountain on Wednesday. (Source: WBRC)

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - There was a scary moment for one driver Wednesday night in Hoover.

Police say a person driving on Shades Crest Road veered off the roadway, which rides along the top the Shades Mountain. Fortunately a guardrail stopped the vehicle from going over the side.

The driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution. We have not received an update on the driver’s condition.

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