December 4th, 2012|
Dec. 4, 2012
An Alabama car accident was responsible for killing a 17-year-old teen from Silas and injuring two others early yesterday morning. An article from al.com reports that the accident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. along US Highway 84 in Choctaw County.
Alabama State Trooper Kevin Cook stated that a 21-year-old man from Nashville was operating a 1998 Pontiac sedan carrying the victim and another 37-year-old passenger. The car was hit from behind by a 2001 Freightliner tractor-trailer operated by a man from Quitman, Mississippi.
The impact killed the teenage victim at the scene. Rescue crews transported the driver of the Pontiac, along with the other female passenger, to a hospital for care.
Troopers say they are continuing to look into the cause of the accident and say charges may be filed pending the outcome of a full investigation.
The Department of Transportation estimates that roughly 5,000 lives are lost in a total of around 500,000 truck accidents each year. These numbers may begin to increase as revenues from the transportation industry are expected to double by 2015.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers have been recognized for their success in truck accident litigation and they are available to answer any questions you may have if you were injured in an accident with a commercial truck through no fault of your own.