In the past month, Mobile experienced hundreds of automobile accidents, some of which were fatal or resulted in critical injuries. At Long & Long, it is our goal to bring awareness to our community about the dangers you face every time you drive your car.
Continue reading for our full December Alabama accident report on some of the most serious vehicle incidents that occurred in Mobile and cities across the state. If you have been injured in similar circumstances, please don’t hesitate to contact our Mobile, Alabama, car accident attorneys. We can help you understand your legal rights and determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
18-Wheeler Accident Near Saraland Closes I-65 for Over Three Hours
On Wednesday, December 12th, a multi-vehicle accident involving three automobiles and an 18-wheeler occurred on the northbound lanes of I-65, just south of exit 13 at Highway 158.
According to Saraland police, the accident involved a diesel fuel spill that required a Hazmat team. The accident took Saraland police over three hours to clear before the roadway could be reopened. While there was no report on the extent of the injuries of the parties involved, no fatalities were reported.
Pedestrian Killed in Southern Mobile County Accident Identified
In a tragic accident on Argyle Road near Three Mile Road in Mobile County, a pedestrian was hit by a 2006 Honda Accord as he walked north on Argyle Road.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and was identified by police as 29-year-old Joshua E. Dodge of Irvington.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency investigated the deadly accident and reported that the driver stopped and remained at the scene.
Wrong Way Driver Accident on I-10 EB Results in Critical Injuries
A driver suffered serious injuries and was in critical condition after an accident on Interstate 10 eastbound near Theodore Dawes Road.
According to Alabama State Troopers, “The accident was caused by a wrong-way driver in an SUV on eastbound I-10 when the SUV struck an 18-wheeler head-on.”
School Bus Crash in Baldwin County Leaves Six Injured, Including Four Children
A school bus accident closed down Highway 90 near Granite Blvd. in Robertsdale, WKRG News 5 reported.
An SUV driven by 72-year-old, James Walton, rear-ended a school bus after admittedly driving “distracted and not paying attention,” stated Robertsdale Police. Four children were sent to the hospital with minor injuries. Mr. Walton, the driver of the SUV, was airlifted to University Hospital in Mobile, according to officials.
Know Your Rights After an Automobile Accident
The heartbreaking results of these Alabama vehicle accidents are felt by the entire Mobile community and throughout the state. Our hearts go out to those affected and their families.
While accidents happen for a number of reasons, tragedies such as these often occur due to a driver’s reckless decisions or failure to follow the rules of the road. In the event that you are injured or experience the wrongful death of a loved one as a result of another driver’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.
One of our experienced and compassionate Mobile, Alabama, car accident attorneys can help you navigate the legal process after being involved in a head-on collision, wrong way crash, truck accident, or any other type of car crash.
Filing an accident claim to account for any medical bills or property damage you suffered can be stressful and time-consuming. Our law firm knows your rights after an automobile accident and will strive to obtain the compensation you deserve. Call our law firm today at (251) 432-2277 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.