Mobile, AL (June 7, 2022) – A bicycle accident reported in the Mobile area claimed one man’s life. Just before four p.m., on June 4, the Mobile Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Cottage Hill Road.
Reports provided by MPD indicate that a 78-year-old man was riding a bicycle on Cottage Hill Road. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a vehicle near Hawthorne Drive.
The bicyclist sustained severe injuries as a result of the accident. Despite the best efforts of emergency personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
At this time, the Mobile Police Department is investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Alabama
More than 130,000 bicyclists are hurt in motor vehicle accidents annually across the United States. Around 1000 people and the passing away as a result of their injuries. Unfortunately, we see a significant number of people involved in these fatal accidents right here in Alabama. There are many cases where people end up losing their lives in bicycle accidents due to the negligence of others. Some of the most common causes of fatal accidents in our state include:
- Engaging in reckless driving behaviors
- Driving while distracted by phones or other objects
- Driving while drowsing
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to yield the right of way
Sharing the roadway with negligent and reckless drivers can have fatal consequences for those around. If you have lost a loved one as a result of another person’s actions, you may have legal options available to help you recover. You must reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Mobile as soon as possible to explore the legal options available. Our knowledgeable and fearless legal team can help you prove that the driver is at fault and should be held responsible for their actions that led to your loved one losing their life.
The Mobile pedestrian accident lawyers at Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C. have more than four decades of experience helping bereaved families in their pursuit of justice. Our lawyers will fight aggressively to ensure your family is able to hold the person who caused your loved one’s death to account. Our skilled attorneys will take all of the legal work off of your hands so you can focus on your family and move forward.
Our law firm will fight to ensure you are able to get justice and hold the negligent party accountable. Our lawyers can meet with you to discuss your accident and the legal options available to help you get justice. Contact our Alabama personal injury law firm today by calling 251-433-1000. Our lawyers can meet with you at your earliest convenience.
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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