Gardendale, AL (November 30, 2021) – One person suffered injuries in a three-vehicle crash that happened on Tuesday, November 30th in Gardendale. The accident took place on Interstate 65 near mile marker 270.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the accident scene. According to authorities, the injured victim was identified as an off-duty UAB police officer. The off-duty officer was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for undisclosed injuries. There is no update on his condition at this time. There were no additional injuries reported in the collision and the victim has not been identified. Police did not provide any information on the events that led up to the accident.
All lanes of the highway were blocked as drivers were urged to find alternate routes of travel. There is no further information available at this time.
The crash remains under investigation.
We wish to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victim of this car accident in Gardendale. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in Alabama
According to statistics from the Alabama Department of Transportation, a reportable car accident took place in our state approximately once every three minutes in 2019. No one ever expects to be involved in an accident when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. However, these statistics tell us that drivers are almost always at risk of being crash victims when they are on the roadway. Avoiding a crash depends on how safely drivers operate their vehicles. In some cases, however, victims are affected simply because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. This happens because of negligent driving that takes place on Alabama’s roadways.
Based on numbers provided by NHTSA, more than 94% of vehicle accidents are caused by human error or driver negligence. Drivers who disobey traffic laws and drive recklessly can cause major issues for innocent motorists. Some common examples of negligent driving include speeding, impaired driving, distraction, texting while driving, and failing to yield at stoplights and stop signs. When you have been hurt in an Alabama car accident, you should act without delay to protect your rights.
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Gardendale Car Accident Attorneys
At Cory Watson Attorneys, our team is here for you following an unexpected accident. We know that a car accident can turn your life upside down, leaving you with high medical bills and an uncertain future. We are here to answer your questions and help put your mind at ease with a solid legal strategy. For decades, our Gardendale car accident lawyers have assisted injured victims who are experiencing exactly what you are going through at this time. Our attorneys will help get you the compensation that you deserve by holding the careless driver accountable.
We offer a free consultation for all potential clients and our firm is standing by to help at any time. During the consultation, we will discuss your rights and options for moving forward. To speak with a car accident attorney in Gardendale, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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