Fort Payne, AL (December 23, 2021) – One person was killed in a two-car crash that took place in Fort Payne on Wednesday, December 22nd. The crash happened around 7:50 a.m. on County Road 85 near Highway 602.
According to officials, a 19-year-old was driving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler when his vehicle collided with a 2004 Chevy Cavalier driven by a 28-year-old man from Fort Payne. The 19-year-old died at the crash scene while the 28-year-old was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. There is no update on his condition at this time. The 19-year-old was not identified by police. There is no word on what caused the accident to take place and it is not clear whether any charges are expected to be filed.
An investigation is ongoing. No further details have been released at this time.
We would like to send our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this deadly car accident in Fort Payne.
Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama
According to statistics from the Alabama Department of Transportation, there was a total of 850 fatal car accidents across the state in 2019. As a result of these crashes, 930 individuals tragically lost their lives. While each accident must be carefully investigated, most serious and fatal crashes take place because of negligent drivers. These drivers fail to follow traffic laws and, as a result, their actions lead to collisions that can have catastrophic consequences.
There is certainly nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one in an Alabama car accident. This is especially true if your loved one was killed in a collision that was not their fault. Moving forward after a deadly crash may seem difficult or even impossible as you struggle with the reality that your life will never be the same. A fatal accident can take so much from your family in a matter of seconds.
Fort Payne Wrongful Death Lawyers
Although a fatal accident will change your life for the worse, you could be entitled to valuable compensation. Under Alabama law, family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one can sue the other driver and seek recovery. This includes payment for a variety of damages, such as lost wages, funeral bills, medical bills, loss of companionship, and more. In order to fully understand your rights, it is imperative to speak with a Fort Payne wrongful death lawyer right away.
At Cory Watson Attorneys, our team stands ready to help at any time. We have decades of experience handling some of the most difficult accident claims that arise across Alabama. We provide a free consultation for all potential and prospective clients. To speak with one of our Fort Payne car accident attorneys, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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