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Birmingham, AL – Rev. Harry Reeder III Loses Life in Crash on Dunnavant Valley Rd near Dunnavant Pl

Birmingham, AL (May 19, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Shelby County claimed the life of 75-year-old Rev. Harry Reeder III on Thursday morning, May 18.

At around 10:00 a.m., the police and firefighters were called to the scene of a major motor vehicle accident that occurred on Dunnavant Valley Road.

Reports from authorities indicate that a 2022 international dump truck was involved in a collision with a 2022 Buick Envision. The incident blocked Dunnavant Valley Road near Dunnavant Place, prompting authorities to shut down the roadway.

Reeder was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Shelby County coroner Lina Evans.

The driver of the dump truck, 38-year-old Brad Dawson, did not suffer any injuries in the accident.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We offer our condolences to the family of Rev. Harry Reeder III at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Alabama

Fatal automobile accidents can have an overwhelming impact on the lives of families. Unfortunately, hundreds of people die as a result of accidents that take place in Alabama every year. The vast majority of these accidents involve some form of negligence.

The unfortunate truth is that truck accidents are more likely to have severe consequences on the lives of those involved due to the size and weight of these vehicles. When innocent people lose their lives as a result of truck accidents, surviving family members are able to take legal action. In order to recover any form of financial restitution for a fatal accident, families must be able to prove that negligence played a role. They must also be able to identify the parties who are liable.

When it comes to truck accident cases, there are several parties who can be held liable for any resulting injuries and damages. These include:

  • Government agencies

  • Other drivers involved in the accident

  • Trucking company

  • Truck driver

  • Cargo loaders

  • Vehicle manufacturer

  • Maintenance and repair service providers

After demonstrating that another party acted negligently and caused the accident, you can file a wrongful death claim against them. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Birmingham can provide your family with the best chance of holding the negligent party accountable and getting justice.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, our team of experienced Alabama truck accident lawyers is dedicated to ensuring that justice is served. With more than eight decades of experience, you can rest assured knowing that our team will do everything in our power to help your family get justice and hold the negligent person accountable for their actions.

To get started on your case, contact our Alabama personal injury law firm by calling 205-349-2009 so we can discuss the legal options available to you during a free consultation.

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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