Birmingham, AL (November 29, 2021) – A woman is dead and a man is hurt following a pedestrian accident on Sunday night in Birmingham. The accident took place just before 6:00 p.m. on Gadsden Highway near Roebuck Parkway.
According to authorities, the 36-year-old woman and a man were crossing the highway when they were hit by a passing vehicle. Paramedics rushed to the scene to assist the victims. The pair was taken to UAB Hospital where the woman succumbed to her injuries. The man was seriously hurt and is currently receiving treatment. Neither of the individuals involved have been identified at this time. There were no additional injuries reported.
Police are still investigating the crash. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No additional details are available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this fatal pedestrian crash in Birmingham.
Alabama Pedestrian Accidents
In Alabama, a pedestrian crash can change the lives of many people in an instant. Pedestrian accidents in Alabama result in injuries approximately 80% of the time. The percentage of death and serious injuries resulting from pedestrian crashes far exceed the rates for car accidents and other types of crashes. Pedestrians have little protection from the force and impact of a serious crash and are very vulnerable when they are hit by a passenger vehicle.
Many pedestrians are injured or killed in crashes that are not their fault. Failing to yield the right of way and inattention are common causes of many pedestrian accidents in our state. These crashes are entirely preventable if the driver used care and caution to avoid the accident. However, the failure to exercise caution will inevitably lead to many unnecessary pedestrian deaths.
Birmingham Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we have handled many cases of severe injuries caused by pedestrian crashes. These accidents must be carefully investigated to determine whether the driver is responsible. In some cases, it is necessary to perform a crash reconstruction to help determine the sequence of events leading to the accident. Our team of Birmingham pedestrian accident lawyers knows what needs to be done to help you recover the compensation that you need after a major crash. We have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies and we understand the issues that most commonly arise in these cases.
We are here and ready to take your call at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will discuss your legal rights and the best way to move forward following a sudden and unexpected tragedy. To speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Birmingham please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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