The Tuscaloosa Police Department is searching for a driver accused leaving the scene of a three-car accident Saturday night which seriously hurt another person.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said officers believe they are looking for an older two-door vehicle, possibly a Ford Mustang.

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Taylor said the unidentified vehicle was turning from the westbound lanes of Skyland Boulevard onto the southbound lanes of Hargrove Road late Saturday night when they struck a Hyundai Sonata. Taylor said the first driver either ran a light or failed to yield.

The Sonata was sent across the grass median and into oncoming traffic, where it was struck again by a passing Ford Edge which was forced off the roadway and ran up on the side of the hill on Skyland Boulevard East.

The driver of the Sonata became entrapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated by the Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Service. They were badly hurt in the accident and Taylor said they were still in serious condition Sunday.

The driver of the Ford Edge was also transported to an area hospital with less severe injuries.

The wreck took place a few minutes after 10 p.m. Saturday.

Police are still searching for the driver of the third vehicle, which Taylor called a rec-colored two-door vehicle that may have been a 1990s - early 2000s model Ford Mustang.

It likely has front-end damage and white paint was likely transferred during the wreck.

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