Opelika, AL (December 7, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place in Opelika on Tuesday morning, December 7th. The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Pepperell Parkway near Lowndes Street.
According to authorities, a 20-year-old female was walking near the roadway when she was hit by a vehicle. The unidentified woman died at the accident scene. The driver of the car remained at the site of the crash and spoke with investigators. No other injuries were reported due to the collision. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
The accident is still under investigation at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No additional information is available.
Our condolences go out to the victim’s family following this deadly pedestrian accident in Opelika.
Alabama Pedestrian Accidents
As of 2019, the number of pedestrian fatalities in Alabama was on the rise. Since 2008, our state has seen a greater than 60% increase in the number of reported deaths due to pedestrian accidents with more than 120 pedestrians killed in the most recent year for which we have statistics. More than 70% of all pedestrian accidents in Alabama occur after dark when driver visibility is lower and pedestrians are at greater risk of being struck.
Following a pedestrian accident, all aspects of the crash must be carefully investigated. Police will examine the accident scene and determine whether the crash was avoidable or whether the driver could have taken steps to stop the crash from occurring. Many pedestrian accidents take place because of driver negligence, including distraction and failing to yield the right of way. In some accidents, a simple step by the driver would have prevented a needless tragedy.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Opelika
Pedestrian accidents can present complicated legal and factual scenarios. If you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian crash, it is best to have an Opelika pedestrian accident lawyer examine your case as soon as possible. At Cory Watson Attorneys, our team has the skill and experience needed to ensure that your rights are fully protected in the aftermath of an unexpected tragedy. We know the difficulty that you are experiencing during this time. As you process the unexpected grief of losing a loved one, the last thing you want to do is have to worry about a legal case. Rest assured, our team will handle all of the details and you can relax knowing that you are in good hands.
We are here to speak with you at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To speak with an Opelika pedestrian accident attorney, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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