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Cherokee County, AL – Two Killed in Auto Accident on US-411 near County Rd 225

Cherokee County, AL (May 22, 2023) – Emergency officials confirmed that two people lost their lives as a result of a car crash that took place on Friday evening in Cherokee County.

Alabama state troopers were dispatched to the sum of an accident at approximately 6:56 p.m. on May 19.

Reports from authorities indicate that a collision between a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2009 Toyota Corolla occurred on US Highway 411 in the area near County Road 225.

A 12-year-old male and a 75-year-old male were both fatally injured as a result of the crash. Both victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. Four other victims, including three inside the Jeep and one in the Toyota, were all transported to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Alabama, for emergency medical treatment.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope the four people hurt in this crash recover quickly.

Our condolences go out to the families of the two people that lost their lives in this crash.

Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

Fatal accidents are reported far too often in the state of Alabama. Unfortunately, we see countless people lose their lives as a result of negligent and careless drivers. Leading factors in fatal accidents across our state include:

  • Speeding: When drivers operate their vehicle at an excessive speed, they run the risk of losing control and crashing into other vehicles. Unfortunately, speeding increases the severity of injuries due to the force of the impact being greater.

  • Running red lights: When motorists pass through stop signs or red lights at intersections, they can crash into other vehicles and cause severe harm. Regrettably, innocent lose their lives as a result of drivers who disobey traffic control devices.

  • Fail to yield: There are countless instances where drivers switch lanes, turn at intersections, or perform other driver actions without yielding the right-of-way to other motorists.

  • Distractions: With more people utilizing cell phones and other electronic devices, we continue to see more motor vehicle accidents take place as a result of drivers who are texting or talking on their phones. Other distractions that lead to motor vehicle accidents taking place include eating, changing the radio, and even talking to others.

If your loved one died as a result of a fatal accident due to the negligent or reckless actions of another motorist, your family may be able to take legal action. Seeking help from a wrongful death lawyer in Cherokee County can provide your family with a chance to get justice.

After losing a loved one due to a fatal accident, it is important to seek justice and to ensure that your rights are defended. At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, our experienced Cherokee County personal injury lawyers understand the emotional distress and burden of losing a loved one and are deeply dedicated to helping those who have been affected by these unfortunate circumstances. With our extensive knowledge, resources, and commitment to helping you get justice, we will fight for the best outcome possible in your case. Contact us today at 205-349-2009 for more information or to schedule 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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