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Mobile, AL – EMS Worker Killed in Moffett Rd Crash at Shelton Beach Rd

Mobile, AL (January 1, 2024) – An EMS worker lost their life as a result of an automobile accident that occurred on Saturday evening in Mobile. The accident was reported to authorities at approximately 6:45 p.m. on December 30.


According to local law enforcement, a rear end collision took place on the westbound side of Moffitt Road in the area near Shelton Beach Road. One ASAP ambulance from Mississippi, which was returning from a prior call, stopped to provide assistance at the scene. For unknown reasons, 35-year-old Michael Thomas was driving on the roadway and struck the female driver of one of the vehicles and the driver of the ASAP medic, identified as a 30-year-old female. The 28-year-old female driver incurred non-life-threatening injuries due to the crash.


She was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for emergency medical attention. The driver of the EMS unit was pronounced deceased on site as a result of her injuries. Authorities conducted an investigation and determined that Thomas exhibited signs of being under the influence. He was taken into police custody, where he faces charges of assault, felony driving under the influence, and manslaughter. Investigations are currently ongoing.


We hope the injured woman recovers quickly.


Our condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this crash.


Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

In 2020, the tragic loss of over 900 lives occurred in automobile accidents throughout Alabama. Despite the existence of laws aimed at safeguarding motorists on our roads, the number of fatalities resulting from motor vehicle accidents continues to rise.

These accidents often stem from the negligence and carelessness of drivers while operating their vehicles. Several common factors contribute to car accidents in Alabama.

  • Distractions: Redirecting your attention to phones or other distractions instead of focusing on the road increases the likelihood of collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians.

  • Impairment: When drivers are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they often lack the ability to make sound decisions and operate their vehicles responsibly.

  • Speeding: Exceeding the designated speed limit significantly increases the risk of losing control of a vehicle and colliding with others.

  • Disregarding traffic control devices: Running red lights, ignoring stop signs, or failing to yield the right-of-way at intersections can result in severe injuries or fatalities for those involved.

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is an incredibly challenging experience. Many families struggle to cover the financial burdens associated with funeral costs, burial expenses, loss of income, and more. Taking quick legal action after losing a loved one is critical.

Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Blount County can assist your family in pursuing a legal claim against the responsible party to seek compensation. A wrongful death claim can provide the financial support your family needs during this difficult period.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible legal service for your case. Our experienced attorneys understand the difficulties associated with wrongful death suits and how emotionally taxing they can be for the families of those lost. We will do our best to fight for justice in your case so that your loved one’s memory can be honored and their family is given closure. If you need assistance filing a wrongful death suit or want more information on our services, contact us today at 205-349-2009.


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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