Alcohol Blamed for Fatal Alabama Car Accident
August 28th, 2012|
Aug. 28, 2012
An auto accident late last week near the town of Sylacauga, Alabama, left two local teenagers dead. According to an article released by The Daily Home, troopers with the Alabama Highway Patrol say that alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash.
Reports indicate that the Alabama Car Accident happened at around 5:50 p.m. on Friday afternoon as the 15 and 16-year-old victims were walking along Sycamore Cemetery Road, about four miles north of town. Police believe a 1999 Ford driven by a 56-year-old Sycamore man struck the teens.
Both boys were taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for numerous injuries. However, the 15-year-old died just moments after arrival at the facility while the other teen continues to recover.
Investigators say the driver found responsible for the accident could face several charges pending the outcome of a full investigation.
Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows drunken driving accidents claimed 278 lives in 2010 in the state of Alabama—40 of which were individuals under 21-years-old.
This is why the Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers ask that we all do our part to keep the state’s highways and roads safe by not drinking a driving. Instead, establish who will be the designated driver for the evening before heading to an event where alcohol will be served.