Montgomery, AL – One Killed, Three Hurt in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Troy Highway
Montgomery, AL (May 15, 2023) – A fatal accident was reported in the Montgomery area that claimed one person’s life. The crash was reported on Saturday, May 13, at around 11:00 p.m.
Reports provided by the police show that two vehicles collided in the 4500 block of Troy Avenue. The police arrived at the scene and located one person suffering from injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
Authorities immediately shut down the roadway to provide assistance.
In the second vehicle, police located a driver and two passengers all suffering from life-threatening injuries. All three of these victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care.
After arriving at the hospital, one of the victims passed away from their injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated by the Montgomery police.
We hope the three people injured in this crash recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who lost their life in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama
Fatal car accidents in Alabama take the lives of hundreds of people annually. The unfortunate truth is that the majority of accidents that take place on our roads are preventable. There are various factors that continue to contribute to these accidents every day. Some of the leading causes include:
Speeding: Speeding is a leading cause of fatal car accidents across the United States, including Alabama. When drivers exceed the posted speed limits or drive too fast for the given road conditions, they have less time to react to potential dangers, increasing the likelihood of accidents. Speeding also dramatically increases the severity of collisions, making injuries more severe in fatalities more likely.
Driving Under the Influence: When motorists are driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are likely to cause serious accidents that ultimately claim the lives of others. Any type of intoxicant has the ability to severely impact a driver’s coordination, reaction time, and judgment. This can create a very dangerous situation for drivers and others sharing the road.
Failure to yield right-of-way: Failure to yield right-of-way occurs when a driver does not give the right-of-way to another vehicle or pedestrian, as required by traffic laws. This often happens at intersections, crosswalks, or when merging into traffic. Failing to yield can result in severe accidents, especially when vehicles collide at high speeds.
Distractions: Anything that takes a driver’s attention from the road ahead can cause a serious accident. Some of the most common distractions that cause accidents here in Alabama include cell phones, food, radios, and GPS systems.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of another person’s actions, you may have legal options available. You should reach out to a Montgomery wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to explore the options available and to get started on your path to justice.
At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we understand the pain and burden caused by a fatal car accident. As dedicated Montgomery personal injury lawyers, our aim is to provide justice for you and your loved ones after experiencing the loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident. Our compassionate team will work tirelessly to fight for the best outcome possible in your case.
We are confident that with our knowledge, experience, and commitment to excellence, we can help you achieve justice in this difficult time. Contact our Alabama personal injury law firm at 205-349-2009 for more information or to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers are available to help you get justice today.
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