Montgomery, AL (November 10, 2021) – Police in Montgomery responded to the scene of a serious pedestrian crash on Wednesday afternoon. The incident was reported around 3:30 p.m. on Augusta Avenue at the intersection with Richmond Road near Floyd Elementary School.
According to the Montgomery Police Department, the crash involved a vehicle and a child. The child, whose age and identity are not available at this time, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. There were no additional injuries reported as a result of the collision. There is no word on the events leading up to the accident. Motorists in the area were advised to find alternate routes of travel and to avoid the scene if possible.
Police have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed. An investigation into the accident is ongoing. No further information is available.
Our thoughts go out to those affected by this pedestrian crash in Montgomery. We hope that the injured victim is able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
Alabama Pedestrian Accidents
Alabama has seen a sharp rise in serious pedestrian accidents in recent years. In fact, since 2008 pedestrian deaths in our state have risen more than 60 percent. There are numerous reasons for this increase in fatal pedestrian crashes. A major reason behind the increase is the behavior of other drivers. Negligent and inattentive motorists cause many pedestrian accidents in Alabama every year. Unfortunately, the consequences of these crashes are often severe and leave pedestrians with major injuries.
A pedestrian accident in Montgomery can change the lives of victims and their families in an instant. Following the crash, authorities will carefully investigate the collision. Police will be looking to see whether the driver or pedestrian was negligent in causing the accident. Relevant factors include whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk, if the driver was speeding or breaking other traffic laws at the time of the accident, and whether the crash could have been avoided by using care and caution. The result of the investigation can determine whether any charges are filed in connection with the crash.
Montgomery Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or your loved one have been affected by a pedestrian crash in Montgomery, it is vital to seek the assistance of a Florence personal injury attorney at the earliest possible time. Having an attorney by your side will ensure that your legal rights are protected at every stage of the process. You should not attempt to handle your case on your own as you may end up settling for far less than you deserve. During this time, your focus needs to be on rehabilitation and recovery and you should not have to worry about the legal burdens of your claim.
Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, we will take the stress off of your shoulders. Our Montgomery pedestrian accident lawyers will have your back every step of the way. As you go through the recovery process, we are here for you and will fight to get you the full compensation that you deserve.
Our team is standing by to take your call at any time. We provide a free consultation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at 205-328-2200.
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