Multiple-vehicle accident leaves two dead

A 26-year-old pregnant Alabama woman and a 66-year-old man were killed in a multiple vehicle accident. According to the report, the man died at the scene of the accident and the woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries. The woman's unborn child also did not survive.

A number of witnesses saw the Sept. 25 high-speed accident take place. At about 4 p.m., a westbound Toyota driven by the 66-year-old man in the right lane apparently moved into the left lane on Interstate 565 where it swiped a witness's car. The Toyota then drove across the median and into oncoming traffic, where it grazed the wheels of a semi-truck as it hit the pregnant woman's vehicle head-on. The woman had to be cut out of her vehicle.

On Sept. 26, the investigation was still taking place. Authorities planned to perform a toxicology test on the man who reportedly caused the accident. The authorities stated that he may have suffered a medical problem before the wreck.

When car accidents occur, those who are involved often sustain injuries. Injured individuals may choose to seek monetary compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages from missed work and property damage to their vehicle. Even if the person who caused the accident died, a personal injury attorney may still be able to secure compensation through the accused individual's estate or insurance company. If an out-of-court settlement cannot be reached, the attorney may provide representation in a court trial.

Source: WAFF, "Pregnant woman dies after wreck on I-565", September 26, 2013

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