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.
December 27th, 2011|
December 27, 2011
Traffic fatalities were down this holiday season in Alabama compared to last year. According to Al.com, only three people died as a result of automobile crashes in Alabama this holiday, versus the five that died last year.
Alabama state troopers say they investigated three fatal accidents over the 78-hour holiday period. A spokesman for the department stated that a pedestrian was killed after being struck in Russell county. Also, two separate crashes occurred in Jefferson county, which resulted in the death of a driver and another pedestrian.
Troopers attribute the lower numbers of fatalities and accidents on an increased efforts by law enforcement across the state to crack down on intoxicated drivers during the holiday season. Law enforcement efforts included:
- Public Safety’s holiday safety initiative includes extra patrols
- Sobriety checkpoints
- Line patrols and LIDAR speed detection
Troopers also targeted other violations that often contribute to crashes, including: speeding, following too closely, driver distraction, and improper passing.
The Alabama auto accident attorneys with the Norris Injury Lawyers applaud state and local law enforcement agencies efforts to make Alabama highways safer for everyone this holiday season. They would also like to remind motorists to refrain from consuming alcohol before driving.