Auburn, AL (November 14, 2021) – A 31-year-old Tuskegee man was killed in a crash on Sunday, November 14th. The crash was reported around 3:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 29 near mile marker 174.2 in Macon County.
According to the ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division, the man was walking near the roadway when he was hit by an unknown vehicle. Rescue workers arrived and pronounced the man dead at the crash scene. There is no word on whether the driver remained in the area following the accident. No additional injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Motorists were advised to avoid the area while police worked at the scene.
There is no word on whether any charges will be filed. An investigation is ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian crash in Auburn.
Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
Alabama has experienced a recent troubling trend with pedestrian accidents. According to statistics maintained by the Alabama Department of Transportation, 120 people were killed by pedestrian accidents in 2019. In 2018, there were 107 deaths due to pedestrian accidents. Overall, since 2008, our state has seen more than 1,000 people killed in pedestrian crashes. In addition to fatalities, an Alabama pedestrian accident carries a great risk of being injured as more than 90% of all pedestrian accidents result in either death or injuries for the victims.
After a pedestrian crash, family members are often left stunned and surprised. These crashes can turn your life upside down in a matter of seconds. Liability for pedestrian accidents can be a complicated question as the facts surrounding the accident can be murky. In many instances, a thorough investigation must be done in order to determine who should be held responsible for the collision. Negligent drivers are frequently responsible for pedestrian accidents due to distracted driving, impairment, speeding and reckless driving.
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Auburn Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian crash, it is vital to have legal representation as soon as possible. The ultimate outcome of your case can be affected by the quality of your representation. A skilled and experienced lawyer can mean the difference between a complete recovery and an inadequate one. Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Auburn handle serious injury cases every day. We practice exclusively in injury law and our attorneys understand what needs to be done in order to help get you the compensation that you need and deserve. You can rest assured that our team is working for you and your best interest at all times.
We are standing by now to take your call. We provide free consultations for all potential and prospective clients. Our Auburn pedestrian accident attorneys will have your back every step of the way and we will ensure that you are fully protected. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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