Elberta, AL (September 4, 2022) – A motorcycle accident took place in Baldwin County on Friday afternoon that ultimately led to the loss of life for one person. At around 1:30 p.m., on September 2, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) responded to a major collision that occurred on US Highway 98.
Preliminary reports provided by ALEA indicate that a motorcycle and a second vehicle collided on US Highway 98. The crash blocked multiple lanes of US Highway 98 near Deer acres Lane in Baldwin County.
ALEA closed off the intersection for an extended amount of time.
The motorcyclist who was involved in this accident suffered fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased by responding officers.
The extent of other injuries resulting from this collision is unknown at this time.
ALEA continues to investigate the circumstances of this crash.
We offer our condolences to the family of the motorcyclist who died in this motor vehicle collision.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama
Nearly 100 fatal motorcycle accidents take place in the state of Alabama annually. Studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that motorcyclists are more than 26 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in motor vehicle accidents than car passengers.
There are many reasons why these accidents continue to take place here in the state of Alabama. The leading factor in fatal motorcycle accidents is alcohol here in the state of Alabama. In fact, nearly 83% of all motorcycle-related fatalities involve alcohol. Other leading causes of fatal motorcycle accidents include:
- Changing lanes recklessly
- Failure to check blind spots
- Turning at intersections
- Failing to yield
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things that families will ever have to endure. Following the loss of your loved one, a wrongful death lawyer in Elberta can help you file legal action against the responsible party.
Our Elberta motorcycle accident lawyers at Clay, Massey & Associates know how difficult it can be for you to move forward after losing a loved one. For this reason, our lawyers will make sure that you are able to protect your legal rights and pursue a fair outcome against the person who is responsible for their death.
For over 40 years, our lawyers have helped families of wrongful death victims overcome the challenges that they face following a fatal collision. Our lawyers are committed to helping your family secure the compensation you need and deserve. Over the years, we have handled dozens of wrongful death claims stemming from motor vehicle accidents, maritime accidents, construction accidents, and various other accidents resulting from negligence.
Our lawyers can help your family get justice and hold the person who is responsible to account. If you are interested in seeing how effective and seasoned legal representation can benefit you on your wrongful death claim, contact our Alabama law firm by calling 251-433-1000 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Notes: Our writers utilize secondary sources to create this post. All of the circumstances surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please contact Clay, Massey & Associates immediately so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post can be removed by request.
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