Birmingham, AL (November 19, 2021) – The Birmingham Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Thursday afternoon. The accident took place around 5:35 p.m. in the 100 block of 3rd Avenue West.
According to a report, the pedestrian was walking along a sidewalk when he was struck by a car. The driver was operating a vehicle on 3rd Avenue when they lost control of the car. The vehicle crossed over several lanes and veered onto the sidewalk where it struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver fled the area shortly after the crash and before police could arrive. Officials have not provided any description of the suspect or the vehicle.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.
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Fatal Crashes in Alabama
Alabama pedestrian accidents are some of the most devastating types of crashes that can occur. These accidents happen in our state on a daily basis and often leave innocent victims suffering from serious injuries. Each year, hundreds of pedestrians are hurt, many of them seriously, when they are struck by cars in our state. Pedestrian accidents tend to involve more catastrophic injuries than other types of crashes. In fact, pedestrians have about an 80% chance of being hurt when they are involved in an accident.
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A pedestrian accident can occur for a variety of reasons. In many cases, the crash happens because of driver negligence or inattention. Motorists who fail to see pedestrians or fail to yield for them are a common cause of many pedestrian accidents in our state. Even a split second of inattention or negligence can result in a major crash with catastrophic consequences.
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