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Gurley, AL – One Killed, Two Hurt in Commercial Vehicle Crash on US-72 near Rock Cut Rd

Gurley, AL (September 13, 2023) – A fatal crash reported in the Gurley area claimed one person’s life. The accident occurred on September 11 during the afternoon hours.


According to reports provided by Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc., a passenger vehicle and a commercial vehicle collided on Highway 72 in the area near Rock Cut Road.


The incident prompted the police to shut down a portion of the roadway.


One person was fatally injured in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim suffered severe injuries and was transported to Huntsville Hospital Trauma Service, where they were admitted in critical condition. One additional victim was also transported to an area hospital for medical care.


The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is in charge of the crash investigation.


We hope the injured victims recover quickly.


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


Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama

Fatal crashes across the state of Alabama take the lives of countless people every year. The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents are preventable. We continue to see innocent people lose their lives as a result of drivers who are careless. Some of the most common causes of fatal crashes that we see across Alabama State include:


  • Distracted driving

  • Reckless driving

  • Tailgating

  • Wrong-way driving

  • Speeding

  • Drunk driving

  • Fatigue

  • Running red lights/stop signs


When drivers engage in acts of negligence, they continue to place the lives of innocent people at risk. Unfortunately, accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles are more likely to result in fatal injuries for those involved. After the loss of a loved one due to a truck accident, your family has the ability to file a claim for wrongful death. There are several parties who can be held liable for this type of accident. Common parties identified in fatal truck crash lawsuits include:


  • Truck driver

  • Trucking company

  • Maintenance contractors

  • Vehicle manufacturer

  • Cargo loading companies


It is important to conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine who is liable for the crash that claimed the life of your loved one. Working with a Gurley wrongful death lawyer can provide your family with the best chance of getting justice.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, we are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. Our car accident attorneys will do everything they can to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation that your family deserves. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision in Alabama, call our dedicated legal team at 205-349-2009 for a free consultation today so that we can begin helping you get the outcome that best serves your needs. Together, we can fight for justice and make sure that your rights are fully protected throughout every step of this process.


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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