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Tuscaloosa, AL – Child Injured in Crash on University Blvd

Tuscaloosa, AL (December 6, 2023) – A child was injured as a result of a crash that occurred in the Tuscaloosa area on Monday night. At around 7:40 p.m. on December 4, the Tuscaloosa Police Department was called to the scene of an automobile collision on University Boulevard.

Investigations show that a nine-year-old boy was riding on a trailer in the West Alabama Christmas parade while traveling on University Boulevard in the area of Greensboro Avenue. For unknown reasons, the child fell off and was struck by the vehicle. The child was severely hurt in the crash. The Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue and North Star paramedics were at the scene to provide care to the victim. The child was transported to DCH Regional Medical Center for emergency care. At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope the young child injured in this crash recovers quickly.

Car Accidents in Alabama

Being involved in an accident can have a devastating impact on your life. Unfortunately, we see thousands of people injured every year in accidents that take place right here in Alabama. Car crashes, unfortunately, result in a variety of injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to severe trauma, which can require extensive medical treatment. Some common injuries that can occur as a consequence of an automobile accident include whiplash, fractures, concussions, internal bleeding, and spinal cord damage.

Unfortunately, many of the accidents reported in our state are completely preventable. We see many people harmed as a result of driver negligence. Distracting driving tends to be one of the most common factors in these accidents. When drivers are engaging in activities like texting while driving, eating, or talking to passengers, it takes their attention from the road ahead and can dramatically increase the risk of accidents occurring.

Impaired driving due to alcohol use or drug use can significantly impair a driver’s coordination, judgment, and reaction time. Speeding, running red lights, and aggressive driving behavior are other common factors that contribute to collisions across our state.

If you have been hurt as a result of a car crash caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you should seek guidance from a Birmingham car accident lawyer right away. You may have legal options available to hold the negligent party accountable and to help you get the financial resources you need moving forward.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we are dedicated to serving and advocating for our clients in their time of need. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys understands the impact that accidents and wrongdoing can have on one's life, and we are committed to fighting for justice on their behalf. From gathering expert opinions to communicating effectively with our clients throughout the legal process, we strive to provide personalized attention every step of the way. Contact our Alabama personal injury law firm by calling 205-349-2009 today for a free consultation, and let us fight for your rights together.

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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