Leeds, AL (December 16, 2021) – A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Leeds on Wednesday, December 15th. The crash happened around 5:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 78 near West Riverview Road and Floyd Bradford Road.
According to a report from the scene, a 59-year-old Birmingham man was riding his bicycle westbound on U.S. 78 when he was hit by a car. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop after striking the man. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the crash scene by rescue workers. Police say that he was wearing reflective clothing and had lights on his bicycle. There is no description of the suspect or the vehicle available.
An investigation into the accident is underway. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Leeds Police Department.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim’s family following this deadly hit-and-run crash in Leeds.
Fatal Accidents in Alabama
Sadly, fatal accidents are reported every day across Alabama. In 2019, nearly 1,000 people lost their lives in Alabama traffic accidents. Many fatal crashes occur on highways or major roadways. Serious accidents are more likely to occur on the highway due to higher traffic volumes and higher speed limits. When these factors are combined with negligent driving behavior, the potential for a serious or fatal accident increases.
If you have lost a family member due to a car accident in Alabama, our condolences are with you. We know that there is nothing more devastating or heartbreaking than experiencing the sudden loss of a loved one. This is especially true if your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault. Despite the tragedy of this situation, you may have valuable legal rights. Under Alabama law, the victim’s next-of-kin may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim to recover certain types of damages in the aftermath of the crash.
Leeds Wrongful Death Lawyers
Alabama wrongful death actions must be filed within two years of the date of death. The victim’s personal representative can ask for compensation for payment of funeral and medical expenses, loss of consortium, lost wages, and more. Due to the complexity of these claims, they should only be handled by an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Leeds. Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, we can assist you during your time of need.
Our firm stands ready to help and we are here to take your call at any time. We provide a free initial consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a Leeds wrongful death attorney, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at 205-328-2200.
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