May 8th, 2012|
May 8, 2012
Two people were injured as a result of a three-vehicle collision last week in Auburn, Alabama. According to OA Now News, the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Farmville Road and North College Street.
Sgt. Joe Morris, a spokesman for the Auburn Police Department, stated that the accident occurred when a female driver in a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu sedan was traveling east along Farmville Road. She did not stop at the intersection and plowed into the side of a southbound box truck. The impact of that collision caused the large truck to tip and roll over on its side. The truck landed on top of a 2005 Acura SUV traveling in the opposite lane.
The driver of the SUV that was crushed had to be cut from the wreckage before rescue crews could airlift her to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The driver responsible for the crash also suffered minor injuries and was taken in for treatment as well.
Auburn police say they are still investigating what factors may have contributed to the crash.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers say that distracted or careless driving often leads to accidents that involve a red light or stop sign being ran by another driver. That’s why the firm asks that motorists eliminate distractions and focus on the road in order to prevent an Alabama Car Accident.
March 6th, 2012|
March 6, 2012
An Alabama couple is suing the Yamaha Motor Co. after the woman suffered injuries to her arms and legs as a result of a rollover crash on one of the company’s all-terrain vehicles in 2007. According to court documents, the couple is appealing a jury’s earlier decision in favor of Yamaha on the grounds that the jury didn’t consider certain evidence that proves negligence and flaws in the Yamaha’s design stages.
The documents state that the woman was riding a Yamaha Rhino 660 when she lost control, causing it to rollover. She suffered fractures in her legs and arms which were extended in an attempt to support herself and the vehicle during the crash. The couple claims that they were never warned of the dangers the vehicle may pose.
Although the case has already been heard by a jury who ruled in favor of Yamaha, the couple contest the jury did not consider evidence such as the nearly 50 other incidents investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission of rollover crashes on the vehicles that resulted in 26 fatalities. Many of these accidents reportedly occurred at low speeds and on flat terrain.
The Alabama Rollover Accident Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers would like to remind ATV users to always wear a helmet when riding and to always scout terrain before driving. Following these safety tips will help keep you safe during your outdoor adventures.