Elderly man dies in officer involved accident

Two Birmingham police officers from the North Precinct were hurt this morning when they stopped to remove a ladder from the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 3rd Ave. north exit. Public Information Officer Sgt. Johnny Williams says the officers pulled over on the shoulder and turned on their lights. While one officer was retrieving the ladder, a woman hit the patrol car from behind. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported the officer and two people from the other vehicle to UAB. Sgt. Williams says one officer is being treated. The other has been evaluated and released. The female driver of the other car is being treated but her 98 year old passenger died at the hospital. No names at this time have been released.