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Tuscaloosa, AL – Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Train near 13th St E

Tuscaloosa, AL (February 23, 2024) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Tuscaloosa area claimed one person’s life on Tuesday afternoon, February 20. The accident was reported to officials at approximately 3:20 p.m.


Law enforcement reports indicate that a pedestrian was walking westbound near the train tracks located at 13th Street East and Dr. Edward Hillard Drive. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian was struck by a train. The pedestrian, identified as 49-year-old Darnell Williams of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, incurred fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash are being investigated.


We offer our sympathies to the family of Darnell Williams.


Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama


Roughly every 88 minutes, one person dies as a result of a pedestrian accident somewhere in the United States. Alarmingly, our state experiences its fair share of these devastating incidents. In fact, according to statistics, Alabama ranks as the second most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians.


Each year, over 100 pedestrians in our state lose their lives as a result of fatal car accidents. Despite our hopes that all drivers will prioritize the safety of others sharing the road, the reality is that negligence and recklessness among drivers often lead to these crashes. Some of the primary causes of pedestrian accidents in Alabama include:

  • Failing to yield the right of way

  • Speeding

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Driving while distracted


These and other negligent actions continue to cause significant harm to the lives of victims and their families. Dealing with the emotional and psychological aftermath of suddenly losing a loved one in an accident can be utterly overwhelming. To compound the hardship, families often face substantial financial burdens as well. However, when pedestrians suffer fatal injuries due to the negligence of others, their families may have legal recourse available to them. Consulting with a wrongful death attorney in Mobile can help ensure that your family is in the best position to seek justice in the wake of such a devastating loss.


Our Tuscaloosa pedestrian accident attorneys at Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP boast decades of experience in assisting families in holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We intimately understand the challenges that families face following the loss of a loved one, driving us to provide the most responsive and assertive legal representation to secure justice for our clients.


If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, our compassionate team is here to assist you in obtaining the compensation necessary to cover funeral expenses and other associated costs. Waste no time in contacting our personal injury attorneys in Alabama. Call our law firm today at 205-349-2009 to arrange a free case evaluation with our team, during which we can discuss the available legal options to help your family 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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