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Students Call for Roadway Changes Following Fatal Alabama Car Accident

by Staff Blogger | May 14th, 2013

May 14, 2013

Following an Alabama Auto Accident that left a 17-year-old girl dead and her sister seriously injured, the teens’ peers are beginning to pressure state lawmakers to make changes to the intersection where the accident occurred.

Reports indicate that on the morning of April 30, the victims pulled out of a gas station near Alabama Highways 157 and 101. As the vehicle entered the roadway, it was struck by an oncoming tractor-trailer. The impact of the collision almost instantly claimed the young driver’s life. Meanwhile, the deceased driver’s sister was left seriously injured. She was rushed to a local hospital and remains in critical condition.

In the wake of the accident, students who attend the same school as the victims have begun a campaign aimed at improving the intersection where the crash occurred. Every student at the school is writing a letter to state lawmakers explaining their position of wanting the changes made to the intersection. One student even started a petition to be signed.

According to 48 News, the students are not only calling for a traffic signal to replace a flashing caution light at the intersection, they are also asking that the speed limit be dropped on the highway.

The Alabama Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers understand how devastating a loss of a life to a car accident can be. That’s why the firm is hopeful the students are successful in their mission to make the intersection safer for everyone.

3 Killed, 2 Injured in Sumiton Car Crash

by nil | September 15th, 2011

September 15, 2011

A two-car accident in Alabama’s Walker County killed three people and injured two others on Tuesday, September 13.

The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Corridor X near Sumiton, Alabama, which is about 25 miles from Birmingham.

Alabama State Troopers say a 27-year-old man (now deceased) was traveling slowly in the eastbound lanes just west of the Dora/Sumiton exit in his 1995 Ford Taurus. A coroner has determined that the man must have been having car trouble, as his flashers were on and he was driving very slowly.

A 32-year-old male who was traveling behind the Taurus pulled around an 18-wheeler in his 2002 Toyota Tacoma and rear-ended the Taurus.

“It caught the vehicle above the frame, so the frame didn’t take the impact,” said Walker County Coroner J.C. Poe to The Birmingham News.

The three men who died—ages 27, 22, and 21—were all residents of Jasper, according to The Birmingham News. Each was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Among the injured were a 16-year-old male from Jasper (a passenger inside the Taurus) and the 32-year-old male driver of the Tacoma, who lives in Cordova. Both were taken to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Police continue to investigate the accident.

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If you or someone you know has been involved in an Alabama accident or suffered an Alabama injury, the Alabama accident attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers can help.