A 45-year-old Alabama man was charged with manslaughter and homicide after he allegedly caused an accident that resulted in the death of a woman. According to the report, the wrongful death occurred when the man crashed his motorcycle. The woman had been riding as a passenger. According to the indictment, the man allegedly recklessly caused the death of the woman. In addition the man violated state law regarding the operation of the motorcycle. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital but died shortly after as a result of her injuries. She has a surviving husband and daughter. No other information was given.
A Daphne High School teacher and assistant coach has learned how car accidents can change lives in just a few seconds. On August 1, 2012, he was driving his Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on Alabama 181 near the overpass on Interstate 10 when his vehicle was hit from behind by another vehicle making a left turn onto the interstate.
A man is facing multiple charges after his vehicle collided with a police car. Four other people, including an officer, were injured in the crash, and another man died at the scene. The accident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on a Tuesday night on Highway 82 in Alabama. The case has been turned over to the Alabama Department of Public Safety by the Tuscaloosa Police Department, whose officers were responding to a burglary call when they were involved in the fatal collision.
Many Alabama drivers cannot resist bringing their furry friends along for the ride. However, a study from the University of Alabama found that pets in the car are actually a potential hazard that could likely result in car accidents, particularly for older drivers. According to the study, individuals who are older than 70 years of age and drive with their pets are more likely to have accidents than those that do not drive with pets in the vehicle.
The family of a former patient at a nursing home in Alabama was awarded $375,000 after the care facility was found guilty of causing his death. The arbitration to reach the decision took a week in the wrongful death case.
The cost for car insurance increases sharply when a teenage driver is added to the policy. Though the amounts vary from company to company and state to state, on average parents should expect to pay yearly premiums that are about 84 percent higher when they add a teenager. This translates to about $2,000 more a year.
Three people were injured after a chain-reaction of accidents involving three cars took place in Alabama. According to the report, the car accidents occurred after a speeding vehicle rear-ended a car. The collision sent the speeding vehicle into the oncoming lane where it struck a pickup truck head-on.
A motorist has been charged for his possible connection to a hit and run accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in Priceville, Ala. Local police reported that a motorcycle was struck by an 18-wheel semi-trailer near the Pilot Travel Center on Alabama 67 just west of Interstate 65 at about 4:45 a.m. on June 26
Many Alabama residents have started to use hands-free systems for their cell phones while they are driving so they can stay focused on the road, but a study shows that no matter how people are using mobile devices, it could distract them from driving. There has been growing concerns about the number of car accidents caused by distracted driving related to cell phone use, and many people believe that it is due to taking their eyes off of the road and hands off of the wheel. However, researchers from the University of Utah have discovered that drivers using hands-free systems are still not paying enough attention to the road.
A wrongful death suit has been filed in the case of a boy killed at an Alabama airport. The 10-year-old boy was killed when an airport sign fell down and struck him and three of his family members. The wrongful death suit raised by his family alleges that the designers and contractors involved with the construction of the sign were aware that it was unstable. The sign itself was an arrival and departure sign placed in a new terminal and weighed somewhere between 300 and 400 pounds.