Ala. politicians mull truck safety after crash


GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama politicians say they'll consider drafting legislation to prevent people from riding in the backs of pickup trucks in the wake of a rollover accident near Guntersville.

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Anniston told Tuesday ( that it's foolish for Alabama to be one of a few states in the country allowing people to ride in the cargo bed of pickup trucks.

His comment comes after a pickup truck carrying a group of children overturned and burst into flames on a highway near Guntersville on Sunday afternoon. Everyone riding in the cab and bed of the truck was ejected and four were dead as of Tuesday.

Republican State Reps. Wayne Johnson and Kerry Rich also say they'd consider bills to prohibit riding in truck beds.

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