Alabama roadways are often busy thoroughfares where all types of vehicles share the lanes as modes of travel. Vehicles often collide with one another, many times resulting in serious injuries or death. However, not all motor vehicle accidents involve more than one car, as was evident on a recent Sunday in Talladega County.
State troopers were at the scene following the tragic crash. It appears that a 28-year-old man driving a Honda Civic veered off the road for some reason and smashed into a tree. He was injured in the accident and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
There was also a passenger in the vehicle that day. The man was reportedly traveling with a 27-year-old woman, who, police say was not wearing seat restraint at the time. Sadly, the impact of the crash caused her to suffer injuries so severe that she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The exact causes of motor vehicle accidents like this one in Alabama are not always immediately apparent. As in this particular situation, authorities often continue to investigate an accident long after it has occurred. In fact, in many cases, those who survive their injuries file personal injury claims against drivers deemed negligent. In tragedies where victims do not survive their injuries, immediate family members are able to act on their behalves in court. While this type of litigation is no replacement for the loss of human lives, successful claims often provide compensation that can help grieving families offset exorbitant costs often associated with such incidents.
Source: al.com, “1 dead, 1 injured in Talladega County crash“, William Thornton, Nov. 6, 2016