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Chambers County, AL - Richard H Fetner Loses Life in AL-77 Crash

Chambers County, AL (September 8, 2023) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was requested at the scene of a fatal accident that took place on Tuesday evening in Chambers County.

Reports provided by AL EA indicate that at around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, emergency crews were requested at the scene of a crash on Alabama 77.

According to reports from the state troopers, 69-year-old Richard H. Fetner was operating a Kubota lawnmower near the roadway when it was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck, 58-year-old Nathaniel Cole, was not injured in the accident. Fetner was fatally injured due to the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is being investigated at this time.

We offer our condolences to the family of Richard H. Fetner.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama

Fatal collisions in Alabama take the lives of hundreds of people annually. The unfortunate truth is that it is nearly impossible to prepare for the impact that a fatal collision can have on your family. The sudden loss of income, being deprived of support, and losing your companion can take an emotional toll. Unfortunately, families often endure overwhelming financial burdens as well.

There are many cases where people lose their lives in accidents that are preventable. This is particularly true in rear-end accidents. Some of the leading factors that contribute to fatal rear-end accidents across Alabama include:

  • Fatigue or drowsy driving

  • Sudden braking or deceleration

  • Drivers who are impaired

  • Speeding

  • Tailgating/following too closely

  • Distractions

  • Poor road conditions

  • Aggressive driving behavior

Unfortunately, the majority of these accidents are entirely preventable. We continue to witness innocent people die due to fatal accidents across our roadways every year. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, you should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Chambers County right away. Your attorney will be able to get started on fighting for your rights and helping you protect your best interest at every step.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, we understand how devastating a fatal car accident can be for the victims and their families. That is why our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping you fight for justice and get the compensation your family deserves. We have the resources necessary to help you navigate this process from start to finish so that you can receive the best possible outcome. To get started on protecting your legal rights, reach out to our Alabama personal injury law firm today at 205-349-2009 for a free consultation so that we can start helping your family 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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