Three cars collided on Alabama 21. All three vehicles were traveling south at the time of the car accidents. Police do not believe that cell phone use, alcohol or drugs were contributing factors. Investigators believe that a Dodge Ram collided with the rear-end of a Pontiac Vibe. A Nissan Frontier was stopped in front of the Pontiac. The force of the collision drove the Pontiac into the Nissan. All three vehicles were removed from the scene by a tow truck. The 46-year-old Dodge driver did not report any injuries. The 29-year-old Pontiac driver and the 59-year-old Nissan driver were both treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Regional Medical Center and then released. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles.
A fatal crash on Interstate 65 in Chilton County, Alabama killed one man, when the vehicle he was in was rear-ended, and injured four others. A total of four vehicles were involved in the various car accidents stemming from the initial rear-end collision. The victims' injuries ranged from life-threatening to minor. Four vehicles collided at mile marker 222 near the Jemison/Thorsby exit. An 84-year-old man who was a passenger in a Ford Explorer that was rear-ended was killed instantly. The driver of the Ford Explorer suffered life-threatening injuries. The victim who died was from Livonia, Michigan.
A deadly collision on AL-21 north of Sylacauga during the late evening hours of March 1 is still being investigated by state police. As is often the case immediately after many car accidents, the chain of events leading up to the collision is not apparent, but it has been revealed that a 35-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were killed in the wreck. Five other individuals were injured, four of which were children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Football is one of the most popular pastimes in Alabama, but scientific research is increasingly drawing a link between the sport and traumatic brain injuries. Specifically, researchers say that repeated mild trauma to the head, which is common in football and other high-contact sports, can result in chronic brain disease.