Birmingham, AL (November 16, 2021) – ALEA’s Highway Patrol division responded to the scene of a major crash in Birmingham on Tuesday evening, November 16th. The accident was reported just after 7:30 p.m. on Interstate 20/59 near milepost 113.
According to an initial report, authorities confirmed that the accident resulted in the eastbound left-hand lane of the highway being blocked. Rescue crews also responded to the scene and treated at least one person for injuries. The nature of the injuries and the condition of the injured victim has not been disclosed at this time. The southbound lanes were expected to remain closed for several hours while investigators worked at the scene. There is no word on the cause of the crash. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel and to avoid the area if possible.
No additional details have been released at this time. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to those affected by this car accident. We hope that all involved are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
Injury Accidents in Alabama
In 2019, a person was hurt in an Alabama car accident approximately once every 12 minutes. Statistics further tell us that a large share of crashes occurs in Alabama’s interstate system. Interstates in Alabama only for about 1% of the state’s total traffic mileage, but they also represent 25% of total traffic volume. In 2019, 11% of fatalities due to Alabama traffic accidents took place on the interstate. These numbers show us just how risky driving on the highway can be.
There are many reasons why interstates can be more dangerous and deadly than other public roadways. The speed limit on the interstate is higher and they are often more congested than other areas. Many drivers choose to exceed the speed limit and drive recklessly when they get on a highway. Other drivers fail to yield when changing lanes or are distracted by their cell phones or other objects in their vehicles. A single mistake while driving on the highway can cause the occurrence of a serious and life-altering collision.
Birmingham Car Accident Attorneys
You could be entitled to compensation following a serious crash. Under Alabama law, car accident victims must be without fault in most cases in order to recover compensation for their injuries. This means that the other driver is the cause of the accident. This rule is often used by insurance companies to wrongfully deny a reasonable settlement to crash victims. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, the Birmingham car accident lawyers at Cory Watson attorneys are here to help.
Our team of dedicated professionals stands ready to take your call at any time. Our consultations are always free and we will help you hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. To speak with a car accident attorney in Birmingham, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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