Mobile, AL (January 1, 2022) – The Mobile Police Department was at the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian on New Year’s Day. The crash took was reported around 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Belwood Drive and E. Hamilton Street.
According to a report from the scene, the pedestrian was walking near the roadway when they were hit by a car. The pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident. Paramedics responded and transported the victim to an area hospital. The exact nature and extent of the injuries is not known at this time. Officers have not released any details on the cause of the collision and it is unclear if there are any charges expected to be filed.
An investigation is underway at this time. No further details are available.
We would like to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to the victim and their family following this pedestrian accident in Mobile.
Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
Pedestrian accidents have a very high rate of death and serious injury in Alabama. According to statistics compiled by the Alabama Department of Transportation, there were 613 reported pedestrian accidents in 2019. Alarmingly, there were 528 non-fatal injuries and 50 fatalities as a result of these crashes. These statistics indicate a nearly 95% chance of injury or death when someone is involved in a pedestrian crash in Alabama. It goes without saying that a pedestrian accident can have a sudden and major impact on the lives of victims.
Pedestrian accidents often occur due to the fault of drivers and other motorists. Many drivers fail to fully pay attention to their surroundings. Distraction is a major cause of pedestrian accidents in our state. Weather and poor visibility also can play a role. A large number of pedestrian crashes occur at night or in the early morning hours when driver visibility is at its lowest point. Each accident must be carefully and thoroughly investigated in order to determine the cause.
Mobile Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When you or a family member have been affected by a pedestrian crash in Northport our Mobile pedestrian accident lawyers are here to help. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we have a team of skilled and experienced lawyers and staff. We focus our practice entirely on helping injured victims. We know what needs to be done in order to help you obtain compensation when you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault. We strongly believe that all negligent drivers should be held fully accountable for their actions that caused the accident.
Our team is standing by to answer your call at any time. We provide free consultations for all potential clients. During your consultation, we will discuss your legal rights and the options that you have to help you recover as you move forward. To schedule an appointment to speak with a personal injury attorney in Mobile, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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