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Huntsville Motorcyclist Killed by Drunk Driver

by Staff Blogger | November 13th, 2012

Nov. 13, 2012

A 54-year-old motorcyclist from Alabama was killed last week as the result of a collision with a vehicle driven by a man suspected of drunken driving. A story from Al.com says the crash occurred at around 9 p.m. on Saturday night at the corner of Stringfield Road and Highway 53 in Huntsville.

Reports indicate the victim, who was from the town of Harvest, was passing through the intersection with the right-of-way while riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was then hit by a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The impact of the Alabama Car Accident left the motorcyclist dead at the scene, while the driver of the pickup was unharmed.

Upon arriving at the scene of the Alabama car accident and conducting an initial investigation of the crash, Huntsville police officers were able to determine that the 70-year-old man driving the pickup was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He was taken into custody, and charges are pending the outcome of an investigation.

Statistics show that a drunk driver is responsible for killing one person approximately every 48 minutes, with thousands of those lives being bikers each year.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim. The firm would also encourage motorists to never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol. Instead, call a taxi, friend, or family member to get you home safely.

Passengers Put Teen Drivers at Risk of Accidents

by Staff Blogger | June 26th, 2012

June 26, 2012

A study by the AAA Foundation released last month found that the chances of a teen driver being involved in a fatal accident rose exponentially as the number of passengers under the age of 21-years-old in the vehicle increases. Experts cite the cause for the dramatic increase is a mix of immaturity and inexperience behind the wheel.

The study found that the chances of a teen driver being involved in an accident rose by 44 percent when the driver had one under-21 passenger in the vehicle with them. The risk doubled when two passengers were in the vehicle, and quadrupled when more than two passengers were riding.

The amount of passengers may have contributed to a Pelham Car Accident that left four teens injured last week. According ABC 33/40 News, the crash occurred at around 9:45 p.m. on Friday night on Pelham Parkway. Reports indicate that the driver of a Nissan Maxima was heading north when he lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the median and rolled before striking an oncoming Honda Civic.

The accident left two young passengers inside the Maxima critically injured, one of which was airlifted to a local hospital. The remaining three passengers were transported by ambulance.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers would encourage parents to set rules with teens limiting the number of passengers in the car with them at all times in order to reduce their chances of an accident.