Blount County, AL – Gary B Reid Loses Life in Bus Crash on AL-160 near Windsong Ln
Blount County, AL (April 19, 2023) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed that 60-year-old Gary B Reid of Hayden, Alabama, lost his life as a result of a bus crash that took place in Blount County just four miles east of Hayden.
The accident was reported to ALEA at approximately 3:00 p.m. on April 18.
Reports provided by authorities show that a Toyota Camry and a 2019 Freightliner Thomas school bus collided on Alabama 160 in the area of Windsong Lane. The impact of the crash sent the pickup truck off the roadway, where it struck an embankment.
The incident prompted ALEA and local firefighters to shut down a portion of the roadway.
Reed, who was driving the Toyota, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on-site by responding officers.
At this time, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating.
Our thoughts are with the family of Gary B Reid at this time. We offer them our warmest condolences.
Fatal Bus Accidents in Alabama
Statistics provided by the national safety Council shall that approximately 54 people died as a result of bus accidents in 2020. Unfortunately, nearly 200 accidents involving buses are reported every day in the United States. Here in Alabama, we continue to see a significant number of accidents take place as a result of negligence. Leading factors in these accidents include:
· Distracted driving
· Inexperienced drivers
· Running red lights/stop signs
· Improper turns
· Failure to yield
If another driver’s negligent or reckless actions caused an accident that claimed the life of your loved one, your family could file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. A claim surrounding a wrongful death can provide your family with financial relief for various damages. These include compensation for:
· Emotional distress of the surviving family members
· Funeral and burial expenses
· Loss of future income
· Loss of future benefits
· Medical expenses related to the fatal injury
· Loss of financial support
To ensure your family has the best chance of protecting your legal rights and getting justice, you should reach out to a Blount County wrongful death lawyer immediately. Your attorney will be able to begin building your case against the defendant and taking timely legal action on your behalf.
At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, our highly skilled car accident lawyers are here to help you at every stage of your case in Alabama. We can assist you and your family in seeking justice and enforcing accountability after a motor vehicle crash that has sadly caused the loss of a loved one. Our experienced attorneys will make sure that the person who is responsible for their passing is held accountable. We will fight for fair compensation on your behalf, so you have the financial resources you need during this very difficult time. Schedule a free consultation at our Alabama law firm by calling 205-349-2009. Our lawyers can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and get started.
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