Birmingham, AL – Man Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on I-65 near University Blvd
Birmingham, AL (July 28, 2023) – A 44-year-old man lost his life as a result of a pedestrian accident that occurred early Wednesday morning in the Birmingham area.
At around 6:30 a.m. on July 26, calls for assistance came in surrounding an automobile accident that occurred on Interstate 65.
According to reports from the Birmingham Police Department, a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the interstate near the exit for University Boulevard. The crash caused delays on the northbound side of the roadway after crews closed off the scene.
The pedestrian was fatally injured in the accident and pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who died in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
In 2022, over 31,000 motor vehicle accidents took place in the state of Alabama. These accidents left nearly 11,000 people with injuries. Victims of car crashes are often left with spinal cord fractures, broken bones, and even internal organ injuries. These and other serious injuries often require extensive medical treatment and have a devastating impact on the lives of victims.
Unfortunately, we see many accidents take place as a result of negligent drivers. One of the most common reasons for car accidents is distracted driving, which includes texting while driving and improper use of electronic devices behind the wheel. Another significant cause of crashes across our state is speeding and reckless driving behavior, such as tailgating or running red lights.
Road conditions like poor visibility due to foggy weather or rainy season are another reason why drivers lose control of their vehicles, leading to collisions with other cars on highways. In addition, impaired driving due to alcohol or drug consumption also plays a role in many automobile crashes in the state of Alabama each year. Unfortunately, pedestrians who are involved in accidents due to these and other acts of negligence often suffer serious injuries that change their lives forever. In severe cases, victims end up passing away.
If another person’s reckless or negligent actions have caused a fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one, you may have legal options available. You should seek guidance from a pedestrian accident lawyer in Alabama right away to explore the options that you have in order to move forward and get justice.
We understand how overwhelming it can be after losing a loved one in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. That’s why at Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we take pride in providing families with reliable legal guidance and accountability. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced. Over the years, we have developed a wealth of knowledge to assist our clients during these difficult times. If you have been hurt in a car crash due to negligence or recklessness, then please do not hesitate to contact our Alabama personal injury law firm at 205-349-2009 for a free consultation right away. You are never alone with the experienced lawyers from Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey on your side.
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