Car Accidents Archives

2-vehicle accident in Alabama causes critical injuries

Police are investigating the cause of a two-vehicle car accident that caused serious injuries to one woman. The incident occurred on the morning of Feb. 23 on Scenic Road in Fort Payne. A 54-year-old woman from DeKalb County was driving south in a 1987 Nissan Maxima when her vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and struck another vehicle, a 2012 Nissan van. The driver of the Maxima sustained serious injuries as a result of the car accident and was listed in critical condition at a local hospital. The driver of the van, a 24-year-old male, was also treated in a local hospital and has been released.

Seat belt use factor in many Alabama car accident fatalities

In years past, individuals involved in car accidents were very likely to sustain serious injuries of even fatal injuries. Today, states like Alabama have worked hard to make safety improvements to both rural and urban roads and highways. Additionally, car manufacturers have greatly improved the safety and handling of cars and trucks through technology including stability control, front and side-impact airbags and reinforced impact protection.

Students taken to hospital after car and school bus collide

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.

Alabama's safe driving laws passable, still room for improvement

In recent years many states, including Alabama, have made great strides in attempting to promote safe driving practices. Despite the passage of several laws specifically geared towards reducing the number of car accidents in which both teens and distracted drivers are involved, a recent report contends Alabama has room for improvement.

Police believe alcohol factor in fatal Alabama car accident

Drivers who choose to drink and drive often display erratic driving behaviors. Swerving and crossing over the center line, driving too slow or fast and veering off the road are all signs that a driver may be intoxicated. Alabama state police suspect alcohol was a factor in a recent fatal car accident in which a 33-year-old woman was killed.

Safe winter driving tips for Alabama drivers

Snowy and icy conditions recently impacted roads and highways throughout portions of Alabama resulting in numerous car accidents. While inclement winter weather isn't an everyday occurrence in Alabama, drivers would be wise to exercise caution when such hazardous road conditions do exist.

Birmingham man struck by SUV recovering from injuries

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.

Alabama cheerleaders involved in accident after BCS championship

According to reports, a charter bus carrying the University of Alabama cheerleading squad was involved in a multi-vehicle car accident on its way home from the BCS championship game Tuesday night. The accident occurred in Montgomery and left a UA student in another vehicle seriously injured.

NHTSA calls for 'black boxes' in all new vehicles

Following a serious car accident in Alabama, it is often necessary to conduct a lengthy investigation to determine what went wrong. Even then, there are often still many questions left unanswered. That's why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is pushing for black boxes to be installed in all new motor vehicles.

Alabama drivers urged to drive cautiously this holiday season

As Alabama residents prepare for the approaching Christmas and New Years Eve holidays, Alabama Department of Transportation officials are urging drivers to be safe. Every year during the winter holiday season thousands of Alabamans travel to spend time with family and friends. Drivers who fail to abide by traffic laws and employ safe driving practices increase the likelihood of being involved in a serious or fatal car accident.

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