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.
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.
July 3rd, 2012|
July 3, 2012
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Independence Day is the number one holiday for drinking and driving in America. Despite a decrease in accidents attributed to drinking and driving in Alabama, it is still one of the deadliest times to be on the road in the state.
In 2010, a total of 13 motorists were killed as a result of Alabama Car Accidents that were caused by drinking and driving over the Fourth of July weekend. Last year saw a slight decrease to a total of 9 fatalities.
In an effort to reduce these numbers even further, ABC 33/40 News reports that law enforcement will be increasing the presence of officers around the state. The Alabama Public Safety Director, Hugh McCall, stated that officers will be putting in overtime hours, and conducting DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols in high-risk areas thanks to a grant from the federal government. Additionally, the grants will allow police departments to have officers enforcing speed limits and measures against distracted driving during the holiday.
The Birmingham Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers would like to remind motorists to have a safe Fourth of July by buckling up, slowing down, and eliminating all distractions before driving anywhere in a car. Most importantly though, do not drink and drive. Always use a designated driver, call a cab, or utilize public transportation in order to get home safely.