A paramedic attempts to open the door of a Chevrolet 150 truck, which was driven by Gary Alan Daniel, 43, of Alexander City. Daniel’s vehicle crossed the median after he blacked out driving down U.S. 280. | Kenneth Boone

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Three-car accident leaves none injured

Published 12:05pm Saturday, December 22, 2012

Traffic backed up on U.S. 280 Thursday afternoon after the driver of a Chevrolet 150 truck blacked out and crossed over the median, causing a three-car accident that left none injured.

The truck’s driver, Gary Alan Daniel, 43, of Alexander City, said that he did not recall much of the incident.

According to the accident report filed with the Alexander City Police Department, Daniel said that he said he felt his truck start acting funny before he blacked out. The report said that Daniel had a history of seizures.

Daniel’s vehicle began approaching the intersection of U.S. 280 and Hwy. 22, where Santos N. Bardales, 43, of Alexander City, was stopped and waiting to turn. Bardales was driving a 2003 Chevy AST.

Daniel’s vehicle hit Bardales head-on, causing her vehicle to hit the front of a 1998 Ford Explorer parked behind her, driven by Gladis Monlina, 30, of Alexander City.