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Marion Co., AL – Two Killed in Bicycle Crash on US-278 near Hamilton

Marion Co., AL (June 10, 2024) – A motor vehicle accident reported just one mile east of Hamilton claimed the lives of two people. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the scene of the accident at around 1:00 p.m. on June 7.

According to police reports, a 54-year-old from Virginia was riding a bicycle on US Highway 278. As the bicyclist, identified as Carl Blewett, proceeded forward, he was struck by a GMC Sierra. The pickup truck then went off the roadway and collided with a tree before catching on fire. The bicyclist and the driver of the SUV, identified as 61-year-old Caroll Parker, were both fatally injured. The two victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division is currently investigating the accident.

We offer our condolences to the family of Carl Blewett and Caroll Parker.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama

In Alabama, hundreds of lives are tragically lost each year due to motor vehicle accidents, leaving families to confront the profound aftermath. Unfortunately, these incidents often bring overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial burdens. After the loss of a loved one, pursuing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party is essential. Successfully filing a claim involves proving negligence as the cause of death, demonstrating the legal right to pursue a claim, and showing the damages suffered.

Engaging the services of an experienced Marion County wrongful death attorney significantly improves your chances of a successful claim. With legal support, you can seek compensation to alleviate various losses. Your lawyer will meticulously safeguard your rights and interests by constructing a robust personal injury claim on your behalf. They will collect evidence from the accident site and secure relevant documents like the police report. Furthermore, your attorney will advocate for your family to attain justice for your departed loved one.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, we provide empathetic and steadfast assistance during your challenging times. Our skilled attorneys are devoted to advocating for justice and securing rightful compensation for your family. If your family has been impacted by a car accident in Alabama, don't hesitate to contact us at 205-349-2009 for a complimentary consultation. We understand the difficulties you are facing and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you.

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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