Jefferson County, AL (September 11, 2021) – The Jefferson County Coroner Medical Examiner has identified the pedestrian who lost their life in the Bessemer area on Thursday evening as a 58-year-old man.
Preliminary investigations from the Alabama State Troopers show that calls came in for assistance surrounding an accident on Interstate 59/20 at around 9:31 p.m.
According to reports, the male pedestrian was working on Interstate 59/20 by mile marker 112 during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, a Jeep Patriot, driven by a 48-year-old man, struck him.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in the accident and was immediately pronounced deceased.
Further investigations found that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Hogg was arrested and charged with DUI and reckless murder. At this time, investigations are ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Jefferson County
Pedestrian accidents take place at an alarming rate across the entire country. Nearly every 88-minutes, one pedestrian is killed somewhere in the United States due to a motor vehicle accident. These accidents continue to claim the lives of more than 100 people right here in Alabama. Even though we have several laws in place to protect pedestrians, we continue to take the lead as being one of the most dangerous states for those who travel on foot.
Some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in our state include:
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
When victims lose their lives due to these and other acts of negligence, they often leave families behind to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. When pedestrians sustain fatal injuries in accidents, due to the negligence of others, their families may have legal options available. Reaching out to a wrongful death attorney in Jefferson County can help to ensure your family is in the best position possible to get justice following the loss of a loved one.
Jefferson County Wrongful Death Lawyers
For nearly 40-years, Cory Watson Attorneys have remained committed to helping families get justice after losing loved ones. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Jefferson County have been fighting diligently to protect the legal rights of families. We understand the challenges that grieving families face as they move forward from the loss of a loved one. Our team provides trusted representation to ensure the unique needs of each client are accurately represented. We fight to get justice for those taken away unexpectedly and to help families move forward.
If your loved one has lost their life in a pedestrian accident, our team will help you get the compensation you need to cover funeral and burial expenses as well as other costs you face. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Alabama at your earliest convenience. Call our law firm today at (205) 328-2200 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the legal options available for you.
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