Gadsden, AL (December 27, 2021) – Officials in Gadsden responded to the scene of a deadly crash involving a motorcycle on Christmas Eve. The accident happened around 6:00 p.m. on Interstate 759 near George Wallace Drive.
The ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division responded to the accident scene. According to troopers, the 20-year-old motorcyclist was riding near the intersection when his motorcycle was hit by a truck. The rider died at the accident scene. The truck driver was not injured in the collision. There is no word on how the accident took place. The Gadsden Police Department is investigating at this time. It is not clear whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No further information is available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this deadly motorcycle crash in Gadsden.
Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is at least an 80 percent chance that a motorcycle crash will result in injuries to those involved. Motorcycle accidents are 26 times more likely to result in death when compared with cars and other larger vehicles. The dangers of riding a motorcycle are very real and cannot be understated. Although they come with many risks, motorcycles remain a popular mode of transportation among many people. It is important to always observe safety rules in order to reduce the risk of a life-altering tragedy.
In Alabama, more than 200 people are killed each year in motorcycle accidents across our state. The cause of the motorcycle crash must be carefully investigated. In many instances, the accident takes place because of the negligent actions of at least one person. It only takes a single mistake for a motorcycle ride to turn deadly. Whether it is the driver of the motorcycle or another vehicle, negligent actions can easily place riders at risk of death or serious injury.
Gadsden Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you or a family member have been affected by a motorcycle crash in Gadsden, it is important to have skilled legal representation on your side. Too often, crash victims neglect to protect their legal rights. They will attempt to handle their case on their own. As a result, they will receive an unfavorable outcome that does not compensate them for the full value of the case. Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, our Gadsden motorcycle accident lawyers will always make sure that you are treated fairly and appropriately despite the unfortunate situation that brought you to us.
Our firm offers a free consultation for all potential clients. We are here for you at all times and we understand the difficulties that you are facing. To speak with a motorcycle accident attorney in Gadsden, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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