September 2013 Archives

Charity cyclist injured in road accident

Alabama cyclists may be interested to hear about a 24-year-old man who was hit by a tractor trailer on Sept. 21, 2013 as he rode his bike through Florida. The cyclist was riding to visit all 30 Major League Baseball parks in order to raise money for partially deaf children in the name of charity, and he had already visited 29 MLB locations at the time of the truck accidents.

Court date set in fatal Alabama airport accident case

A court date has been set for a high profile wrongful death trial that will take place in Birmingham. The trial will begin on November 3, 2014, almost 18 months after the accident that led to the death of a child on March 22, 2013.

Drowsy driving may be a factor in many car accidents

Alabama drivers should be aware of the risks of operating a vehicle while fatigued. One driver, who was on the way to surprise her friend in the middle of the night, learned this lesson the hard way when she crashed her vehicle after falling asleep at the wheel for just a couple seconds.

Multi-vehicle crash injures two sheriff's deputies

Two Alabama sheriff's deputies were injured in a multi-vehicle accident that happened five miles west of Gadsden. The head-on collision took place in the afternoon and also involved two trucks. Following the car accident, both sheriff's deputies suffered injuries that were reported to be non-life-threatening. There have been no reports about the condition of the other drivers involved in the collision.

Mother alleges dangerous football practices cost son his life

Alabama football fans and safety advocates are watching as the mother of an NCAA college football player has filed a lawsuit against the organization and a helmet company contending that her son died from brain injuries because his coaches continued to enforce allegedly dangerous drills. The wrongful death lawsuit also names two coaches and a trainer, although his school was not named in the lawsuit. The 22-year-old all-conference player died on Aug. 22, 2011.

Investigators look into deadly crash

When a UPS plane crashed in Alabama and two pilots lost their lives, federal authorities couldn't find any issues with the jet's controls. A National Transportation Safety Board member reported that the controls seemed to be working properly before the wrongful death.

Stolen police car results in fatal accident

A news story that includes a stolen police car in Alabama or any other state is probably not going to have a good ending. An accident involving a stolen police cruiser resulted in one death and five injuries in Fayetteville, Tennessee. A 49-year-old woman was arguing with her boyfriend in the parking lot of the Dollar General Market. While they were arguing, the boyfriend flagged down a police officer.

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