A news story that includes a stolen police car in Alabama or any other state is probably not going to have a good ending. An accident involving a stolen police cruiser resulted in one death and five injuries in Fayetteville, Tennessee. A 49-year-old woman was arguing with her boyfriend in the parking lot of the Dollar General Market. While they were arguing, the boyfriend flagged down a police officer.
A three-car accident on Highway 167 North left two people with critical injuries. The accident took place approximately two miles north of the Enterprise bypass at around 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2013. Law enforcement closed the highway to allow emergency crews treat victims and to make space for a rescue helicopter to land.
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 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.
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.
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, senior drivers who take their pets along for the ride have an increased risk of being involved in a collision. The study suggests that many elderly drivers are already at risk due to delayed reaction times and slower cognitive performance when they are driving, and pets can cause distractions that may further impair their ability to react to potentially dangerous situations.