Northport, AL (November 15, 2021) – A pedestrian sustained critical injuries following an accident in Northport on Sunday, November 14th. The crash took place around 6:15 p.m. at Wendy’s restaurant on McFarland Boulevard.
The Northpoint Fire and Police Department responded to the scene just after the crash took place. When officials arrived, they located a pedestrian suffering from critical injuries at the scene. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle shortly before officials arrived. Rescue crews transported the injured victim to a nearby hospital where they were undergoing treatment. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time and there is no information on the events leading up to the crash.
Police are still investigating at this time. It is not clear whether any charges will be filed against the driver involved in the accident.
Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the injured pedestrian following this accident in Northport. We hope for a complete recovery.
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.
Northport Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When you or a family member have been affected by a pedestrian crash in Northport our Northport 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 Northport, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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