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Birmingham, AL – Two Killed, Four Injured in Auto Accident on Graymont Ave W

Birmingham, AL (May 8, 2023) – A major motor vehicle accident took place in the Birmingham area that claimed the lives of two people while leaving several others injured.

The accident was reported at around 515 a.m. on May 7.

According to officials, a collision took place in the 800 block of Graymont Avenue West.

The Birmingham Police Department and the Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene to provide assistance.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as a female, and a male inside the vehicle were fatally injured. The two victims were declared deceased at the scene.

Three women and a man had to be extricated from their vehicle. The four victims were rushed to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital for emergency care. One of the victims was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

At this time, investigations into the crash are underway.

We hope all four of the people injured in this crash recover quickly.

We offer our condolences to the families of the two people that lost their lives in this accident.

Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

In 2020, 853 accidents claimed the lives of 932 people in the state of Alabama. This equates to one person losing their life in an accident approximately every nine hours and 20 minutes. Unfortunately, we see countless people lose their lives as a result of accidents caused by negligent parties. Some of the leading factors in fatal crashes across our state include:

  • Tailgating

  • Running red lights or stop signs

  • Speeding

  • Drunk driving

  • Fatigue or drowsy driving

  • Distracted driving

  • Reckless driving

  • Failure to yield the right of way

  • Aggressive driving

When drivers are careless and reckless while operating their vehicles, they can cause accidents that severely impact the lives of those involved. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal car accident, your family may be able to take legal action. A Birmingham wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek compensation for the losses and damages that you face following the accident.

It is in your best interest to hire an attorney to fight for your family. Your attorney will be able to take control of the legal aspect of the grieving process. They will conduct an investigation and gather evidence for you. They will build a case against the defendant, and they will negotiate compensation on your behalf. It is crucial that you take legal action immediately to provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we understand the difficulty and emotions that are associated with losing a loved one in a fatal car accident. For this reason, we will do everything in our power to ensure you are able to hold the negligent party accountable. We want to ensure your case is handled properly and that you get justice in the wake of such a tragedy. At your earliest convenience, reach out to our Alabama personal injury law firm by calling 205-349-2009. Our lawyers can schedule a free consultation with you to discuss your case and get started.

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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