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Ashford, AL – Woman Killed in Crash on US-84 at Houston County Rd 55

Ashford, AL (December 15, 2023) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed that 63-year-old Velma Bullard of Gordon, Alabama, lost her life as a result of a fatal collision that occurred in Ashford on Wednesday, December 13.


According to official reports, Bullard’s vehicle was involved in a collision with a cottonwood rescue ambulance near the intersection of US Highway 84 in Houston County Road 55. Bullard was seriously injured as a result of the crash. Despite medical efforts rendered at the scene, the victim passed away from her injuries. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division is currently investigating the collision.


We offer our sympathies to the family of Velma Bullard.


Car Accidents in Alabama

Automobile accidents are reported every day in Alabama. These accidents often result in serious injuries that force victims to go through endless medical treatment. In some cases, victims are left disabled as a result of the injuries they suffer.

Far too often, innocent people in Alabama have their lives completely disrupted as a result of negligent and reckless drivers. Some of the leading causes of car crashes in our state include:

  • Driving while distracted

  • Failure to yield the right of way

  • Excessive speeding and reckless driving

  • Disregarding red lights or stop signs

  • Accidents caused by fatigue

  • Adverse weather conditions

  • Tailgating and engaging in aggressive driving

  • Driving under the influence of intoxicants

These and other reckless and negligent actions continue to cause harm to innocent people every day in Alabama. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a crash that was caused by the careless or reckless actions of another motorist, you may be able to take legal action. It is in your best interest to seek representation from an Alabama car accident lawyer right away. An attorney will be able to help you build a strong personal injury claim and fight for the maximum possible compensation for your damages.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we understand the importance of providing top-notch legal representation for our clients in Alabama. We are committed to fighting for justice and holding those responsible accountable for their actions. Our personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after an accident or wrongdoing. With a dedication to personalized attention and effective communication throughout every step of the process, we strive to make sure your voice is heard, and your rights are protected. Trust our fearless legal advocates to utilize all available resources and build a strong case on your behalf with expert opinions from specialists and medical professionals. While you focus on healing and moving forward with your life, let us handle the legal battle. Call us at 205-349-2009 for a free consultation so we can discuss your options and get started on seeking justice for you today.


Notes: Our writers relied on secondary sources to create this article. Our staff has not independently verified all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, if you find any incorrect information, please contact Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post may be deleted upon request.


Disclaimer: This post's content is not intended to serve as legal or medical advice. The image used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene. This post is not intended as a business solicitation.


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