Mobile, AL (April 22, 2022) – One woman has lost her life as a result of a pedestrian accident in the Mobile area early Thursday morning. At around 5:15 a.m., on April 21, Alabama State Troopers responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 45.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 61-year-old female was walking in the area of Highway 45 just south of Citronelle. For unknown reasons, she was struck by a 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries in the accident. The police and firefighters rushed to the scene to secure the area as medical personnel rendered aid to the victim.
The pedestrian ended up passing away from her injuries while at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama
Pedestrian accidents take place at an alarming rate in the state of Alabama. In fact, our state continually ranks among the most dangerous for pedestrian traffic. In many instances, these accidents are a result of drivers engaging in reckless and negligent actions. When drivers are careless while operating their vehicles, it can have life-altering consequences for pedestrians and their families.
We see many people lose their lives as a result of drivers who:
- Run red lights or pass stop signs
- Drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Text or talk on the phone while driving
- Switch lanes in a reckless manner
These and other acts of negligence can severely impact the lives of people sharing the road. Families who lose loved ones in accidents are often forced to endure towering financial consequences that just make the mental and emotional impacts worse. In some instances, families can take legal action against the at-fault party.
When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the actions of others, families should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Mobile as soon as possible. Although nothing can bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly from us, pursuing legal action against the at-fault driver can help families recover compensation that they can use for various costs they face.
Mobile Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Mobile pedestrian accident lawyers at Clay, Massey & Associates, P.C. have more than 40-years 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. We recognize the mental, emotional, and financial struggles that pedestrian accidents can cause for families. For this reason, we try to take all of the legal work off of the hands of our clients so they can know their legal rights are protected every step of the way.
Contact our Alabama personal injury lawyers by calling 251-433-1000 to schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers can meet with you to discuss your accident and the legal options available to help you get justice.
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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