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Remlap, AL - Zyra Sharpe Loses Life in Crash on Old Compton Rd near Red Valley Rd

Remlap, AL (September 11, 2023) – A woman from the Center Point area lost her life following a motor vehicle crash in Blount County. The accident occurred at around 6:25 p.m. on September 9.


According to reports from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a collision involving a 2005 Honda Accord took place on old Compton Road in the area near Red Valley Road. The incident caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike multiple trees before coming to rest.


A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 37-year-old Zyra Sharpe, was partially ejected from the vehicle. She suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.


The driver of the Honda, 19-year-old Abel Sharpe, was transported to the University of Alabama – Birmingham Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. An 18-year-old injured in the accident was also transported to an area hospital.


The crash is being investigated at this time.


We hope Abel Sharpe and the second victim are able to recover quickly.


Our condolences go out to the family of Zyra Sharpe at this time.


Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

Statistics from 2021 show that nearly 1000 people died as a result of motor vehicle accidents that occurred in the state of Alabama. Each year, this number continues to remain high despite all of the laws that we have in place. Despite having fewer drivers on our roadways and fewer injuries reported in automobile accidents, the number of fatalities has increased by nearly 26 percent over the past three years.


There are countless instances where individuals lose their lives as a result of collisions that are caused by careless and negligent drivers. We often see fatal crashes take place as a result of drivers who are impaired by alcohol, under the influence of drugs, distracted, or engaging in other negligent actions while operating their vehicles. When drivers fail to have their full and undivided attention on the road ahead, they can cause life-altering motor vehicle collisions.


After losing a loved one in a vehicle crash, your family has the ability to pursue legal action against the responsible party. In Alabama, you can request punitive damages for fatal car crash cases. Having a Remlap wrongful death lawyer by your side can provide your family with the best chance of getting justice in holding the negligent driver accountable.


Here at Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we understand how difficult it can be to cope with the loss of a loved one due to a fatal motor vehicle accident. We know that you are seeking justice for your loved ones, and our experienced Alabama wrongful death lawyers will do everything in their power to give you the best possible outcome from your case. If you have lost someone due to negligence or wrongful actions, please reach out to our Alabama personal injury law firm as soon as possible by calling 205-349-2009 so that we may assist you in getting the compensation and closure that you deserve. Our team can meet with you for a free consultation to help you protect your rights and get justice.


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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