A 25-year-old man was charged in Biloxi, Alabama, with two counts of DUI causing injury after being taken into police custody on Nov. 20. According to the report, the man allegedly caused a car accident on Nov. 17 at U.S. 90 and Veterans Avenue that involved four vehicles.
Recent vehicle recalls might affect Alabama vehicle owners. According to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three major auto manufacturers are the latest to order recalls. They involve possible steering failures, electrical shorts and fuel sensor issues.
Alabama State Troopers are investigating a two-car accident north of Opelika that resulted in the death of a 68-year-old woman. Following the fatal crash, both the East Alabama Medical Center EMS and the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene. So far, it does not appear that anyone received charges as a result of the car accident.
A man has been charged with four counts of manslaughter in connection with a July 14 accident that killed four people. The driver was also charged with obstructing governmental operations and making a false report. He was charged with lying about the incident because his account of the car accident did not correspond with the evidence uncovered in the police investigation.
The potential that computer-driven cars have to save the lives of many in Alabama and across the county may be exciting news for those who have recently been injured in a car accident. According to government research, driver error is a factor in up to 90 percent of all accidents. In addition, over 40 percent of fatal car accidents result from the consumption of alcohol, drugs, distraction or fatigue. Self-driven cars may one day bring an end to fatigue and alcohol-related crashes.
Alabama residents may be interested in an article discussing the insurance implications of car sharing services that have been becoming more popular. In this new business model, liability for accidents is not always clear.
A hayride driving down a county road in Alabama was hit by a man driving a truck on Oct. 11. The accident resulted in six teens being sent to the hospital, including a 13-year-old girl who was airlifted to UAB Hospital. The haunted hayride was hit around 7:15pm and was carrying 20 teens.
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.
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.
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.