Birmingham, AL (September 19, 2021) – A toddler has lost their life following an accident in Birmingham on Friday morning. At around 9:50 a.m., on September 17, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Interstate 59.
Reports from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency show that a 33-year-old woman and a toddler were traveling on Interstate 59 when their vehicle collided with a second car near Alabama 77.
The impact of the crash sent the woman’s vehicle off the road. The woman and the toddler were both ejected from the vehicle.
The toddler sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female driver was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.
At this time, the ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division is investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
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 Car Accidents in Birmingham, Alabama
In 2019, around 930 people lost their lives in a total of 851 collisions across the state of Alabama. These accidents are often unpredictable, yet they have a lasting impact on families who are forced to endure the consequences. When victims are ejected from their vehicles, they are more likely to suffer severe and fatal injuries.
Some of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in our state include:
- Drivers who are impaired
- Drivers who are distracted
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Reckless driving behaviors
When victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, they often leave behind families who are forced to endure overwhelming financial consequences. In some cases, surviving relatives can reach out to a Birmingham wrongful death lawyer to explore legal options available to them. Families may be entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and various other economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward.
Birmingham Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Birmingham car accident attorneys at Cory Watson have decades of experience helping families hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We understand the challenges 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 an accident, you must act quickly to hold those at fault accountable for their actions. Our team is available to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact our Alabama personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation with our team. By calling (205) 328-2200, our team can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options available for you.
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