Atmore, AL (November 25, 2021) – A 10-year-old child from Atmore was killed in a two-car crash on Wednesday afternoon, November 24th. The accident happened around 4:00 p.m. on Highway 31 near mile marker 36.
The ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division responded to the scene of the collision. Following an investigation, troopers determined that a 40-year-old woman was driving a vehicle on Highway 31 when she tried to pass a tractor-trailer that was traveling in the same direction. However, the two vehicles collided, causing the woman’s car to overturn and come to rest in the roadway. A 10-year-old passenger in the woman’s vehicle died at the accident scene. The woman and a 9-year-old passenger were taken to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
No one in the tractor-trailer suffered injuries. The identity of the woman has not been released at this time. Police continue to investigate the collision.
There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to those affected by this fatal accident in Atmore.
Fatal Crashes in Alabama
Alabama can be a dangerous state for motorists. We all get into vehicles every day to get to our destinations. As we travel along highways and busy streets, no one expects to be involved in a serious or fatal accident. However, statistics show us that these crashes happen every day and can affect almost anyone at any time. According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, more than 900 people were killed in Alabama car accidents in 2019. Additionally, near 50,000 victims also sustained injuries.
Following a crash, police must conduct a careful investigation in order to determine the cause of the collision. The large majority of accidents are caused by negligent drivers. The carelessness of these drivers can affect the lives of innocent victims and their families. There is certainly nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one in a crash, especially when your family member is not at fault for the accident. Fortunately, Alabama law provides remedies for family members who have lost loved ones due to the conduct of other drivers.
Atmore Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Cory Watson Attorneys, our Atmore wrongful death lawyers can help when you have been affected by a deadly crash. We are compassionate and skilled and understand how to handle these difficult claims. During this time, your focus should be solely on your family and how to move forward following a sudden and unexpected tragedy. We will handle the legal details so that you do not have to worry about them. You can rest assured that we will fight for the full compensation that you deserve.
Our firm is here and ready to help you at any time. While the accident certainly changes every aspect of your life, it does not have to define who you are forever. For your free consultation with a car accident lawyer in Atmore, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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