A recent collision involving three vehicles in Huntsville seriously injured two individuals and trapped one driver inside his Chevy S10 truck. It took nearly 30 minutes for respondents to extricate the man from his vehicle, which was hanging off the Memorial Parkway overpass following the car accident. According to authorities, the wreck occurred when the man drove the wrong way on the stretch of the Parkway near Sparkman Drive and hit a Volkswagen Passat, sending it into a barrier. The truck then collided with a Mazda RX-7, coming to rest on the car's hood while the back end of the truck dangled over the Parkway. The driver of the Passat reportedly sustained minor injuries, and the truck driver as well as the individual driving the Mazda are both reported to be in serious condition at Huntsville Hospital.
A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with leaving an accident with injuries in connection with a crash that injured a pedestrian. The car accident occurred on Fortner Street in Dothan, Alabama, when the driver struck a man who was standing on the right-of-way. The pick-up truck fled the scene as the victim lay on the ground. According to authorities, the pedestrian suffered multiple injuries; no information has yet been released on the extent of the physical trauma. The suspect is being held on a $2,500 bond. There is also no word from authorities on how they tracked down the suspect, but they did state that they had a description of the vehicle before they made the arrest.
School zones are often congested and busy areas. Parents in cars, vans and trucks dropping off or picking up children, school buses and pedestrians make the streets around schools especially dangerous and greatly increase the likelihood that an accident will occur.
Car accidents involving pedestrians often result in those pedestrians involved sustaining serious or even fatal injuries. One recent fatal accident along a busy seven-lane Alabama road has left many residents shaken.
Accidents involving pedestrians and cars often result in those pedestrians involved sustaining serious or even fatal injuries. Injuries common in car accidents involving pedestrians include broken bones, internal injury and bleeding and severe tissue damage. One Birmingham recently man suffered injuries after he was the victim of a hit-and-run car accident.
Individuals involved in car accidents are often subject to a variety of injuries. Injuries including those to the head, neck and spine are among the most serious and life altering. While not typically life-threatening, injuries that result in amputation often require an individual to undergo years of physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Motorcyclists have many safety concerns with which to contend. Not only must they ensure their own motorcycle is in proper working condition, but they must also attempt to anticipate the actions of other cars and trucks who often fail to see motorcycles. Sadly, one Alabama man recently died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle and car accident last July.
Each day across Alabama, thousands of children travel to school on school buses. While accidents involving school buses are fairly rare, when they do occur the resulting injuries can be serious and even fatal. Thankfully there were no fatalities when a SUV recently rear-ended a school bus in rural northern Alabama.