Mobile, AL – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Officer on I-10
Mobile, AL (June 7, 2023) – An officer-involved motor vehicle accident claimed one person’s life early Tuesday morning, June 6.
At around 2:15 a.m., the Mobile Police Department responded to the scene of a crash that involved one of their own.
Reports show that a 74-year-old pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle on Interstate 10 in the mobile area. The Mobile Police Department officer was traveling west on the roadway at the time of the accident when they struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was fatally injured as a result of the crash. He was subsequently pronounced deceased by the authorities.
At this time, the incident is being investigated. No other injuries were reported.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
Roughly every 88 minutes, one person dies as a result of a pedestrian accident somewhere in the United States. Alarmingly, our own state experiences its fair share of these devastating incidents. In fact, according to statistics, Alabama ranks as the second most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians.
Each year, over 100 pedestrians in our state lose their lives as a result of fatal car accidents. Despite our hopes that all drivers will prioritize the safety of others sharing the road, the reality is that negligence and recklessness among drivers often lead to these crashes. Some of the primary causes of pedestrian accidents in Alabama include:
Failing to yield the right of way
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Driving while distracted
These and other negligent actions continue to cause significant harm to the lives of victims and their families. Dealing with the emotional and psychological aftermath of suddenly losing a loved one in an accident can be utterly overwhelming. To compound the hardship, families often face substantial financial burdens as well. However, when pedestrians suffer fatal injuries due to the negligence of others, their families may have legal recourse available to them. Consulting with a wrongful death attorney in Mobile can help ensure that your family is in the best position to seek justice in the wake of such a devastating loss.
The Mobile pedestrian accident attorneys at Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP boast decades of experience in assisting families in holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We intimately understand the challenges that families face following the loss of a loved one, driving us to provide the most responsive and assertive legal representation to secure justice for our clients.
If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, our compassionate team is here to assist you in obtaining the compensation necessary to cover funeral expenses and other associated costs. Waste no time in contacting our personal injury attorneys in Alabama. Call our law firm today at 205-349-2009 to arrange a free case evaluation with our team, during which we can discuss the available legal options tailored to your specific circumstances.
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