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Tuscaloosa, LA – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on University Blvd

Tuscaloosa, LA (February 14, 2024) – A pedestrian was fatally injured in an accident that occurred on Tuesday morning in Tuscaloosa. The incident was reported to the police at approximately 5:30 a.m. on February 13.

 

According to official reports, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on University Boulevard East during the morning hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down the roadway near Juniata Drive. The pedestrian incurred severe injuries in the accident. Authorities rushed the victim, a 51-year-old man from Tuscaloosa to DCH Regional Medical Center for emergency care. Authorities confirmed that he passed away after arriving. At this time, the incident is being investigated.

 

We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim killed in this crash.


Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama

A motor vehicle accident can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Unfortunately, crashes in Alabama leave thousands of people injured while claiming the lives of hundreds of people annually. As you can imagine, pedestrian accidents are more likely to result in severe injuries for those involved. Common injuries that pedestrians suffer in car crashes across our state include:


  • Severe lacerations

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Internal Organ Damage

  • Head Injuries

  • Broken Bones


These injuries can be debilitating and force victims into area hospitals for an extended period. Unfortunately, there are instances where pedestrians end up passing away as a result of the injuries they suffered.

 

If you have lost a loved one as a result of a pedestrian accident, and another person’s negligence was the cause, you may have legal options available to help your family move forward. It is important that you seek legal guidance from a dedicated pedestrian accident lawyer in Tuscaloosa as soon as possible. You may be entitled to recover financial compensation for some of the damages and losses that you face during this very difficult time. A knowledgeable legal team will be able to take control of the legal aspect of your recovery process and focus on getting the care you need during this difficult time.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We understand the toll that accidents and wrongdoing can have on your life, and we are committed to fighting for your rights and obtaining the compensation you deserve. With a team of experienced wrongful death attorneys who are dedicated to personalized attention and effective communication with our clients, we will stand by you every step of the way. Our resources include expert opinions from accident reconstruction specialists and medical professionals to build a strong case on your behalf. Let us handle the legal aspects while you focus on healing and moving forward with your life. Contact our Alabama personal injury legal team by calling 205-349-2009 today for a free consultation to discuss your options. Together, we can fight for 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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