Tuscaloosa, AL (December 23, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place on Thursday, December 23rd in Tuscaloosa. The accident happened around 5:00 a.m. on Highway 69.
According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, a driver was traveling southbound on Highway 69 when they were hit by a car. The driver continued for a short distance before stopping. When police arrived, the driver walked briefly away from his vehicle before speaking with police. The pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, died at the crash scene. There is no word on the events that led up to the accident and it is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed at this time.
The accident is under investigation. No further information is available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased pedestrian following this crash in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama Pedestrian Accidents
The number of pedestrian deaths in Alabama saw a sharp rise in 2019. In 2018, there were 107 fatalities reported in pedestrian crashes across our state. By 2019, that number had risen to 120. These numbers indicate that pedestrians are in increasing danger when they are on our state’s roadways. Unfortunately, pedestrians are among the most vulnerable accident victims as they have no protection from the force of a collision. In fact, a pedestrian is substantially likely to be seriously hurt or even killed when they are involved in a crash.
Many reported Alabama pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers. These drivers may fail to yield to pedestrians or violate various traffic laws. In the process, they can cause a catastrophic accident with devastating consequences. Under Alabama law, innocent accident victims have legal rights to compensation under certain circumstances.
Tuscaloosa Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, we are ready to fight for you following a major accident. Our Tuscaloosa pedestrian accident lawyers bring the needed skill and experience to each client’s case. We work hard and are compassionate and caring. Our attorneys will go the extra mile to ensure that you receive the best possible legal representation under the circumstances of your case.
Our team is standing by to take your call. When you reach out to us, you will receive a free consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney in Tuscaloosa. During the initial consultation, we will discuss your rights and options and make sure we have a plan moving forward. Our skilled attorneys are always here for you during your time of need and we will work tirelessly on your case until we have obtained the best possible outcome on your behalf.
To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (205) 328-2200.
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