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Selma, AL – Robert Thompson Loses Life in Car Crash on AL-22

Selma, AL (July 19, 2023) – A 22-year-old man has died as a result of an automobile accident in Dallas County. On July 17, emergency crews were called to the site of a collision on Alabama 22.

Reports show that Robert Thompson was traveling on the roadway when his vehicle became involved in a collision with a second vehicle. The impact of the crash caused Thompson’s vehicle to continue forward and collide head-on with a second vehicle on the road.

Thompson suffered fatal injuries due to the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating.

We offer our sympathies to the family of Robert Thompson at this time.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama

In 2022, a total of 31,990 motor vehicle crashes were reported in the state of Alabama. These accidents left more than 10,900 people injured while claiming the lives of almost 600 individuals.

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to car accidents in Alabama. One common cause is distracted driving, which includes activities such as texting, eating, or talking on the phone while behind the wheel. This can take your eyes off the road and decrease your reaction time if something unexpected happens.

Another contributing factor is speeding. Drivers who exceed the posted speed limit have less control over their vehicles and may not be able to stop in time to avoid an accident. Additionally, aggressive driving behaviors like tailgating and weaving between lanes put you at greater risk for collisions.

Impaired driving is also a leading cause of car accidents in Alabama. Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol significantly impairs judgment and coordination, making it difficult to operate safely on the road.

Inclement weather conditions like heavy rain or ice can make roads slick and increase the likelihood of losing control of your vehicle. It's important to exercise caution when driving during these types of conditions by slowing down and leaving extra space between you and other drivers.

If you have been injured as a result of an automobile accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of a driver, you may have legal options available. You should reach out to an Alabama wrongful death lawyer right away to discuss your case.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we strive to protect the rights of victims of injury and negligence. Our experienced attorneys possess a wealth of knowledge in personal injury law and can help you seek justice. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive trusted legal counsel during these difficult times. Please get in touch with our dedicated Alabama personal injury law firm today at 205-349-2009 for a free consultation if you have been injured by someone else's negligent or reckless behavior. Let us guide you on your journey toward justice so you can begin the process of recovery as quickly as possible.

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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