Arab, AL – One Killed, One Injured in Thursday Car Accident on U.S. 231

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Arab, AL (October 23, 2021) – One woman was killed and another was seriously hurt following a two-vehicle crash near Arab on Thursday, October 21st. The accident took place around 12:50 p.m. near Thomas Yates Road in Blount County.

The ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division responded to the accident scene. According to a report from troopers, a 70-year-old woman from Union Grove was driving a 2018 Honda Pilot on Highway 231. For unknown reasons, the woman crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2015 Chevy Equinox driven by a 73-year-old woman from Graceville, FL.

The 70-year-old woman sustained critical injuries and died at the accident scene. The 73-year-old woman was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. There is no information on her condition or the extent of her injuries at this time.

Police are still investigating the accident. There is no further information available.

We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to the victims and their families at this time.

Fatal Car Accident in Arab

In 2019, there were nearly 160,000 total reported traffic crashes in Alabama. Over 70% of these accidents involved vehicles colliding with other vehicles. About 30% of all reported accidents resulted in injuries or fatalities. As a result of all reported car accidents, there were 44,422 injuries and 930 people lost their lives. Most serious and deadly crashes result from driver error or negligence. Some common types of negligence include speeding, distraction, impairment, and reckless driving. Accidents can also occur as a result of medical emergencies or vehicle equipment malfunctions such as tire blowouts. The cause of each accident must be carefully investigated in order to determine which driver should be held responsible.

No one ever expects to be involved in an injury accident when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. The reality, however, is that serious crashes take place every day. An Alabama car accident can have a serious and very drastic immediate effect on both victims and their families. To make matters worse, many people who are injured or killed in these crashes are not at fault for the accident. Instead, they are affected by the actions of another driver.

Car Accident Attorneys in Arab

If you or your loved one have suffered due to a car accident, the Arab car accident lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys can help. Our team of compassionate and caring lawyers will take you through the case step by step, fully protecting your legal rights along the way. We know the anxiety that you are feeling during this time and we can help you move forward by getting the compensation that you deserve. You should not delay in seeking justice when you have been injured as your situation will only get worse until you do something about it.

We are fully prepared to assist you at any time. Our firm always offers a free consultation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your time to speak with a car accident lawyer in Arab, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.

Notes: Outside sources were used when creating this post. Some of these sources include local and state news reports, police and fire department reports, social media reports, and eyewitness accounts about this injury accident. Our writing team has not independently verified the facts surrounding this specific incident. For that reason, if you find any information that is inaccurate in this post, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Cory Watson Attorneys, we have focused our careers on giving back to our local community. Our careers have been dedicated to changing injured victims and their family’s lives for the better. We do this by fighting for and protecting their rights in a court of law to ensure that they receive full and fair compensation after being injured in an accident. Our goal is to bring awareness to the dangers associated with driving. The information provided in this post is not intended to be medical or legal advice. This is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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