Father and son die after being hit by car

School zones often present many challenges for drivers. This is especially true in the evening hours as students, parents and members of the public attend sporting events. Sadly, an Alabama father and his two-year-old son were recently killed in a wrongful death when they were struck by a car while leaving a football game.

According to the police report, the 59-year-old father and his two-year-old son were crossing the street when they were hit by a car. The accident happened around 9 p.m. as the father and son were crossing the street to get to their vehicle.

The two-year-old boy was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. His 59-year-old father was airlifted by helicopter to the University of Alabama Birmingham hospital where he also succumbed to his fatal injuries.

Police are still investigating the accident. It appears, however, that the 60-year-old driver who hit the father and son simply did not see them.

The tragic fatal accident serves as a reminder to all Alabama drivers of the importance of keeping alert and vigilant while driving. This is especially important when driving in school zones and other areas at night where there are a lot of pedestrians who may be crossing the street.

In this case, the surviving family members of the father and son may chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who struck them. While nothing can ease the tremendous pain that occurs with the death of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can help cover expenses incurred with a sudden and tragic loss.

Source: WBRC, “Update: Child and father die after being hit by a car,” Brianne Britzius, Nov. 12, 2012

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