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Hueytown, AL – Teen Killed in Crash on Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr

Hueytown, AL (March 29, 2024) – Emergency crews were called to the scene of a fatal accident that occurred just after midnight on Tuesday, March 26.


According to official reports, a green Ford F1 50 pickup truck was traveling on the wrong side of the road near the intersection of Allen Bonnet Memorial Drive and Brookland Drive during the early morning hours. For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck a teenager before fleeing the scene.


At around 6:00 a.m., authorities arrived on site and located 18-year-old Gabriel Demorris Edwards on the roadway with severe injuries. He was pronounced deceased by authorities while at the scene. Multiple car parts left at the scene of the accident led the police to the driver of the vehicle. 70-year-old Walter Lee Ellison was subsequently arrested. At this time, investigations into the accident are ongoing.


We offer our sympathies to the family of Gabriel Demorris Edwards.


Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama


Experiencing a car collision can be extremely distressing. Unfortunately, numerous instances occur where innocent individuals suffer due to the negligence and recklessness of drivers. Some frequently cited factors in vehicle collisions across our state encompass:

  • Failure to yield while turning

  • Disregarding stop signs

  • Improper lane changes

  • Driving under the influence of drugs

  • Tailgating


When drivers disregard the safety of others and operate their vehicles negligently, they can cause severe accidents, resulting in victims enduring life-changing injuries.


If the careless actions of another driver have led to an automobile collision, causing you painful physical and emotional injuries, seeking guidance from an Alabama car accident attorney is essential. Taking legal action immediately is crucial to ensure the best chance of obtaining justice and holding the negligent driver accountable.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey LLP, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality legal services and representation to our clients. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys comprehend the challenges associated with pursuing a personal injury case and aim to streamline the process for our clients. With a proven track record of success in assisting those injured due to someone else's negligence, if you were injured or your loved one has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver in Alabama, don't hesitate to contact our devoted legal team today at 205-349-2009 for a complimentary consultation. Let our empathetic legal advocates assist you in protecting your rights and fighting for the justice 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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