Abbeville, AL (October 19, 2021) – A 26-year-old Douglas County man is dead following a crash that took place near Abbeville on Sunday, October 17th. The accident was first reported around 7:00 p.m. along County Road 54 about 13 miles from Abbeville.
According to the ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division, a 26-year-old man was riding on ATV along CR 54 when he was hit from behind by a pickup truck that was traveling on the same road. The man was thrown from the vehicle. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and administered medical treatment but ultimately the victim succumbed to his injuries. Police have not released his identity at this time. There were no other injuries reported as a result of the crash.
There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the collision. Troopers are still investigating. No further information has been released.
We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of the fatal car accident in Abbeville.
Fatal Crash in Abbeville
There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one in an Alabama traffic accident. According to statistics from the Alabama Department of Transportation, there were 930 fatalities on our state’s roadways in 2019. This number includes 850 total crashes. While most crashes involve traditional vehicles such as cars and trucks, other accidents involve ATVs and other non-traditional vehicles. Although they are not as common it does not mean that they are any less deadly. In fact, they are often more dangerous because these types of vehicles do not offer the same type of protection as cars and other larger vehicles.
Under Alabama law, a crash victim may have certain valuable legal rights under various circumstances. If the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. The amount of compensation that you could receive depends on many factors including the severity of your injuries. When you have been hurt in a crash, you should speak with an injury accident lawyer as soon as possible in order to understand and protect your rights. Your attorney will ensure that the negligent driver is held fully accountable for their actions.
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Abbeville Personal Injury Lawyers
Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, our personal injury lawyers in Abbeville can help you following a sudden tragic accident. We understand the difficulties that you are going through. If you have lost your loved one, our compassionate team will guide you through the process while you focus on more important aspects and move forward with your life.
Our team stands ready to help you at any time. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation for all potential clients. At the consultation, we will discuss a plan of action to put you on the path to success. To schedule your appointment with one of our injury attorneys in Abbeville, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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