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Hartford, AL – Wade Alan Hartzog Loses Life in Crash on AL-123

Hartford, AL (October 2, 2023) – A 66-year-old man lost his life as a result of an automobile collision that took place in Hartford on Sunday, October 1.

According to reports provided by the Alabama State Troopers, at around 5:55 a.m., 70-year-old Richard Leroy Popp was driving along Alabama Highway 123 when he struck a pedestrian on the roadway.

The pedestrian, who was identified as 66-year-old Wade Alan Hartzog, was severely hurt in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by coroner Donnie Adkinson.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We offer our condolences to the family of Wade Alan Hartzog at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama

Losing a loved one in a fatal collision can be extremely challenging to deal with. Unfortunately, hundreds of lives are lost every year in Alabama as a result of motor vehicle collisions.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of fatal collisions that we see take place as a result of negligence. Speeding drivers are often cited as the leading cause of many fatal collisions across our state. When drivers are traveling at too high of a speed, they run the risk of losing control of their vehicle and striking pedestrians in the area. Other leading factors in fatal pedestrian collisions across our state include drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drivers who fail to yield, and drivers who are distracted.

When innocent people lose their lives as a result of negligence, families often have legal options available to help them move forward. It is crucial to reach out to a Hartford wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to help your family pursue legal action and fight for fair compensation. Following the loss of a loved one, your family has the ability to request punitive damages to help alleviate the impact of the accident. Having a strong legal team to guide you through the process can make a significant difference when it comes to your ability to maximize the compensation you recover.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we understand the pain and suffering that comes with wrongful death cases, and our dedicated team of Alabama lawyers is committed to helping families seek justice for their loss. We believe in fighting for closure and compensation on behalf of our clients so they can focus on healing from their tragic loss.

Our team will take all of the legal work off your family's shoulders so that you are able to focus on your family. We will investigate the accident and gather strong evidence from the scene of the accident and a variety of other sources. We will negotiate your case and fight for fair compensation. We will do everything in our power to see to it that your family is able to get justice.

If you have experienced the devastating loss of a family member in a motor vehicle collision, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 205-349-2009 for compassionate legal assistance. Our skilled attorneys will be there for you every step of the way toward achieving the outcome you deserve.

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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