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DeKalb Co., AL – Bus Crash on AL-40 near Henagar Takes One Life

DeKalb Co., AL (April 19, 2024) – A major motor vehicle accident reported in DeKalb County claimed one person’s life on Thursday, April 18. The incident prompted the response of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and area firefighters during the morning hours.


According to reports from the DeKalb County Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency, a school bus and a second vehicle collided on Alabama Highway 40. The incident prompted the closure of the roadway just east of Henagar. The driver of the bus was injured in the accident. The victim was treated for injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was fatally injured and pronounced deceased following the accident. At this time, the incident is being investigated.


We hope the injured victim recovers quickly following this accident.


We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim who lost their life in this crash.


Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama


Every year in Alabama, fatal collisions claim the lives of hundreds of people. Sadly, many of these tragedies could have been avoided. Reckless, distracted, and negligent drivers contribute to these devastating accidents far too frequently. The sudden loss of a loved one is incredibly hard to bear, especially when it comes unexpectedly. Families often find themselves grappling with not just the emotional toll but also significant financial hardships. Dealing with the aftermath of a fatal collision is a heavy burden, one that's often overwhelming both mentally and emotionally.


During such challenging times, having a dedicated advocate by your side is crucial. By reaching out to an Alabama wrongful death lawyer, you are initiating a vital process to secure justice and the financial support necessary to navigate this difficult period. Time is of the essence in these situations, so it is important not to delay in seeking legal assistance.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, we truly understand the profound pain and hardship families endure in the wake of such tragic events. Our team of compassionate and skilled car accident attorneys is steadfast in our commitment to fighting for justice on behalf of your family and ensuring you receive the rightful compensation. We're here to guide you through the legal process with sensitivity and thoroughness, allowing you to focus on healing from your loss. If you've experienced this tragedy in Alabama, please don't hesitate to contact us for a complimentary consultation at 205-349-2009. Let us shoulder the legal burden while safeguarding your rights and best interests every step of the way.


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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