Florence, AL (December 20, 2021) – Police in Florence responded to the scene of a serious crash in Florence on Monday, December 19th. The accident was reported on Chisholm Road, just south of Rasch Road.
According to a report from the scene, the pedestrian was walking near the roadway when they were hit by a vehicle. The pedestrian received serious injuries as a result of the accident and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. At this time, there is no update on their condition. The driver who caused was the crash fled the scene before police could arrive. The pedestrian was not identified.
Officials are still searching for the driver. There is no description of the vehicle or the suspect available.
No further details are available at this time.
Our thoughts and well-wishes are with those affected by this pedestrian crash in Florence.
Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
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.
Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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