Mobile, AL (October 11, 2021) – A pedestrian is dead following a crash in Mobile over the weekend. The accident took place on Sunday, October 10th at Walmart on Rangeline Road.
The Mobile Police Department along with the Mobile Fire Department responded to reports of the crash. When police and rescue workers arrived, they found an injured pedestrian lying in the roadway. The pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The victim has not been identified. At this time, police have not released any information on the events that led up to the accident. There is no word on whether the driver remained at the scene.
An investigation remains ongoing. No additional details are available.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian crash in Mobile.
Pedestrian Accidents in Mobile
The number of fatal pedestrian accidents in Alabama is on the rise. Since 2008, fatal pedestrian crashes have risen about 60% year over year. In 2019, 120 people lost their lives due to pedestrian accidents in Alabama. A pedestrian crash is a very dangerous event for victims. Pedestrians have no protection from the force of a serious collision and are at great risk of being injured in an accident. Statistics suggest that well over 50% of all pedestrian accidents will result in injuries.
Following a pedestrian crash, police must carefully investigate the accident in order to determine the cause. This includes looking at all the events leading up to the collision. Relevant factors include whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk and if the driver was violating any traffic laws at the time of the accident. Finally, police will look to see if the crash was avoidable by one or more of the parties involved.
Mobile Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a Mobile pedestrian accident, you are likely feeling overwhelmed. Fatal crashes that claim the lives of loved ones are some of the most devastating events to experience. If your loved one was killed in an accident that was not their fault you may have legal rights under Alabama law.
Our state’s wrongful death statute allows family members to file claims on behalf of their deceased loved ones. These claims are complicated and should be handled by a skilled and experienced attorney. Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, we take pride in handling difficult cases on behalf of our clients. Our team has decades of experience assisting crash victims and their families and we would be honored to help you as well.
We offer a free consultation to all potential clients. To speak with a trusted and compassionate Mobile pedestrian accident attorney, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at 205-328-2200.
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