Mobile, AL (June 9, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported on Monday evening in the Mobile area claimed one person’s life. Just before 10 p.m., on June 7, the Alabama State Police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Theodore Dawes Road.
According to reports, a 23-year-old man was struck by a vehicle on Theodore Dawes Road in the area near old Pascagoula Road.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. Police and emergency crews rushed to the scene and secured the area.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of their injuries.
At this time, the state police are investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life as a result of this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
Alabama is long considered one of the deadliest states in the entire country for pedestrians. Unfortunately, our state ranks ninth overall for having one of the highest fatality rates of pedestrian accidents in the country. The average rate of pedestrian fatalities in the state of Alabama is 28.6% higher than the national average.
Unfortunately, we seal fatal pedestrian accidents take place for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common contributing factors to pedestrian accidents in Alabama include:
- Failing to see pedestrians
- Distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inattentive pedestrians
- Drowsy driving
- Speeding and engaging in other reckless driving actions
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
When pedestrians lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, their families often have legal options available to help them move forward. It is imperative that you seek the guidance of a wrongful death lawyer in Mobile as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are protected.
For more than four decades, the Mobile pedestrian accident lawyers at Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C., have fought diligently to help bereaved families protect their legal rights. I lawyers have handled more than 10,000 personal injury and wrongful death claims for clients across the state who have been affected by negligent drivers. Our law firm is committed to pursuing wrongful death claims against negligent parties to ensure our clients are able to get justice.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you seek legal guidance right away. Our lawyers truly recognize the emotional, mental, and financial impacts that families face. For this reason, our lawyers are committed to taking all of the legal work off of each of our clients’ hands so they can focus on moving forward. While working with us, you can rest assured knowing your legal rights and best interests are protected. Contact our Alabama personal injury law firm by calling 251-433-1000 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
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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