Birmingham, AL – One Dead in Head-On Crash on I-20/59

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Birmingham, AL (November 2, 2021) – Police in Birmingham were at the scene of a deadly car accident in Birmingham on Monday afternoon. The accident took place on Interstate 20/59 near Fairfield.

According to a report, a 76-year-old man was driving a Chevy pickup truck in the wrong direction on the highway. As he proceeded, he collided head-on with a 2020 Nissan Kicks driven by a 36-year-old woman. The 76-year-old man suffered critical injuries and died as a result of the crash. The 36-year-old woman and a 2-year-old passenger in her vehicle both sustained serious injuries. They were taken to a local hospital where their conditions are not known at this time.

The crash caused all westbound lanes of the roadway to be blocked while the crash was investigated. There is no word on what caused the driver to travel the wrong way. Motorists experienced significant delays and were advised to avoid the area if possible.

No additional information has been released at this time. The crash remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal accident in Birmingham. We hope that the injured motorists are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.

Alabama Car Accidents

According to statistics published by Drive Safe Alabama, a traffic accident was reported approximately every three minutes in our state in 2019. In that same year, a fatal accident took place about once every nine hours. In the previous year, more than 800 fatal crashes were reported. These collisions tragically resulted in the deaths of 930 people. The consequences of a car accident in Alabama can be very severe for both victims and their families.

The fact about most car accidents is that they could be avoided. Many crashes occur due to the negligence of other motorists. There are a number of negligent driving behaviors that most commonly lead to car accidents, including speeding, reckless driving, impairment, and distraction. Police will carefully investigate each and every serious crash in order to determine the cause. Ultimately, the law says that a negligent driver can be held legally accountable for the results of their actions.

Birmingham Car Accident Attorneys

If you have been affected by a serious or fatal crash in Alabama, our thoughts go out to you. There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a family member, especially when it comes as a result of the careless actions of others. Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, our team stands ready to help you protect your legal rights following a serious car accident. Our Birmingham car accident lawyers have assisted thousands of clients who have been victimized by someone else’s negligence. When you are facing an uncertain future, we will make sure that your rights are fully protected.

Our firm is standing by to assist you at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential clients. Our car accident attorneys in Birmingham can help as you move forward along your path to recovery. To speak with a member of our staff and to schedule your appointment, please reach out to us at 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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