Gulf Shores, AL – 13-Year-Old Killed in Bicycle vs Truck Crash on Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL (May 26, 2023) – A 13-year-old boy lost his life as a result of a bicycle accident that took place on Wednesday afternoon, May 24.
At around 1:10 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was writing an electric bicycle on the sidewalk along Gulf Shores Parkway. For unknown reasons, he lost control of his bicycle and fell on the 200 block of the roadway. After falling, the boy was struck by a waste container truck on the southbound lanes.
The teen was severely hurt as a result of the accident. Despite medical efforts provided to the victim, he ended up passing away as a result of his injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Alabama
Fatal car accidents take the lives of hundreds of people in Alabama every year. The unfortunate truth is that the majority of accidents that we see are preventable.
Negligence is by far the leading cause of car accidents in Alabama and across the nation. Unfortunately, negligence can take many forms. Distracted driving is one of the most common examples of negligence that leads to serious car crashes. Drivers who text, use social media, eat, or engage in any other activity while driving are not fully focused on the road and their surroundings.
Speeding is another form of negligence that commonly leads to devastating consequences for everyone involved in an accident. When a driver exceeds the posted speed limit or drives too fast during inclement weather or dangerous traffic conditions, they increase their chances of losing control over their vehicle.
Driving under the influence also falls into this category, as it impairs judgment and reaction time while behind the wheel. This makes it incredibly difficult for a driver to make quick decisions when faced with obstacles or see other people on the road ahead.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal accident, your family may have legal options. You should reach out to a Golf Shores wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Losing a loved one due to an accident can be heartbreaking, and it is our mission at Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, to ensure that you receive the justice you deserve. Our knowledgeable team of Golf Shores personal injury lawyers has years of experience in providing compassionate and dedicated service for those who are affected by such tragic losses. Contact our Alabama personal injury law firm today at 205-349-2009 for more information or to set up a free consultation so we can help protect your rights and fight for the best outcome possible in your case.
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