Birmingham, AL (September 24, 2021) – A 33-year-old man has lost his life as a result of a pedestrian accident in the Birmingham area on Thursday afternoon. On September 23, calls for assistance came in surrounding an accident on Interstate 59.
Reports from local authorities indicate that a FedEx truck was traveling on Interstate 59 when it struck a male pedestrian on the southbound side near the Roebuck exit.
The man, who was hired to clear litter from the interstate, sustained severe injuries in the accident. The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased from his injuries.
The driver of the FedEx vehicle fled the scene and was later apprehended.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Birmingham, Alabama
Roughly every 88 minutes, a pedestrian is killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident somewhere in the United States. Many of these unimaginable collisions occur right here in our state. According to various studies, Alabama is the second most dangerous state in the country for pedestrian traffic.
Each year, more than 100 pedestrians lose their lives in crashes throughout our state. Although we want to think that everyone driving in our state has our best interest in mind, this is far from true. We continue to see innocent parties hurt in crashes caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Some of the leading causes of pedestrian collisions in our state include:
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to yield the right of way
These and other acts of negligence continue to have a destructive effect on the lives of victims and their families. Dealing with the mental and emotional impacts of losing a loved one suddenly due to an accident can be overwhelming. To make matters even worse, families often face towering financial consequences as well. When pedestrians lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of other motorists, their families may have legal options available. Reaching out to a wrongful death attorney in Birmingham can help to ensure your family is in the best position possible to get justice following the loss of a loved one.
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Birmingham Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our team Cory Watson Attorneys has decades of experience helping families hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. The Birmingham pedestrian accident attorneys understand the overwhelming difficulties that families face after experiencing the loss of a loved one. This drives our team to provide the most responsive and aggressive representation to ensure our clients get justice.
If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, our law firm will help you get the compensation you need to cover funeral expenses and other costs you face. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Alabama at your earliest convenience by calling (205) 328-2200. We are available to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss the legal options available for you.
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