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Tuscaloosa, AL – Fatal Truck Accident at Skyland Blvd & I-20 Takes Life of Samuel Brown & Teen

Tuscaloosa, AL (April 17, 2023) – The Tuscaloosa Police Department confirmed that 18-year-old Samuel Brown and a 17-year-old female tragically lost their lives as a result of a truck accident that took place early Saturday morning.

At around 1:50 a.m. on April 15, the Tuscaloosa Police Department and firefighters responded to the scene of an accident on Skyland Boulevard.

Reports from authorities show that Brown and three other teenagers were traveling on Skyland Boulevard in a 2022 Tesla when the vehicle collided with a semi-truck near Interstate 20. The Tesla became trapped under the vehicle with four people inside.

The driver of the Tesla, identified as the 17-year-old female, and Brown were both pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of their injuries.

Two other teenagers, identified as an 18-year-old female and a 17-year-old female, were both injured. The 18-year-old, who is from Montgomery, Alabama, was transported to UAB Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. The 17-year-old, who is from Marion, Alabama, was transported to DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa for the treatment of injuries.

At this time, the police department is investigating the accident.

We hope the injured victims are able to recover quickly.

We offer our sincerest condolences to the families of Samuel Brown and the teen girl who lost her life in this accident.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Alabama

Fatal truck accidents are the cause of thousands of deaths annually in the United States. Here in Alabama, we see countless innocent people die as a result of these accidents. There are many instances where people lose their lives in preventable accidents with trucks.

The unfortunate truth is that many accidents are preventable. We see countless people die as a result of accidents due to negligent motorists who are drowsy, distracted, impaired, or otherwise negligent. Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can have an overwhelming impact on your life. Families often struggle to move forward while dealing with the emotional and financial toll fatal accidents bring.

If your loved one has died as a result of an automobile accident, a Tuscaloosa wrongful death lawyer can help your family get justice and hold the responsible party accountable. After enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one, your family may be able to recover financial compensation for funeral costs, burial expenses, and various other damages that you face.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, our experienced car accident lawyers are here for you at every step of your case in Alabama. We understand families' challenges after losing loved ones in motor vehicle accidents. For this reason, we strive to get justice for you and your family and make sure that the responsible party is held accountable for their actions. By having an experienced Alabama law firm on your side throughout this difficult process, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that we will do our best to help protect your rights. Reach out to our Alabama personal injury law firm today at 205-349-2009 to schedule a free consultation to see how our team can help you 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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