Biking accident injures McCraney murder trial prosecutor

Dale County Assistant District Attorney David Emery suffered serious injuries when an 18-wheeler struck him during a competition in Montgomery.
Dale County Assistant District Attorney David Emery suffered serious injuries when an 18-wheeler struck him during a competition in Montgomery.
Published: Oct. 22, 2022 at 2:48 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVY) -Dale County Assistant District Attorney David Emery suffered serious injuries when an 18-wheeler struck him during a biking event in Montgomery on Saturday.

Former Dale-Geneva District Attorney David Emery was injured in a bike crash this morning in...
Former Dale-Geneva District Attorney David Emery was injured in a bike crash this morning in Montgomery.(WTVY)

Emery’s condition initially described as life-threatening was upgraded to non-life-threatening injuries, according to an official city of Montgomery statement.

The accident occurred along East South Boulevard.

Those with knowledge say Emery suffered broken bones and other injuries.

“Mr Emery was riding in the Glassner Autumn Challenge bicycle ride. This is presented by the Montgomery Bicycle Club as its annual fund raiser (MBC is a 501c3 non profit) to support cycling advocacy and instruction in the River Region around Montgomery, AL).  It was not a race. Cyclists were on a course by distance and pace being ridden,” said Bruce Herbitter, Montgomery Bicycle Club Rides and Outreach Committees Chair in an email.

He is lead prosecutor in the capital murder case of Coley McCraney, accused of shooting two Dothan teens.

It is unclear how his injuries will affect that high-profile trial that is expected to take place in early 2023.

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