A two-vehicle crash occurred near Birmingham on Thursday, Aug. 19. One man died as a result of the accident, and a woman was seriously injured. The accident occurred around 7 a.m. on Interstate 65.
A high school science teacher in Russell County died after being involved in a wreck that occurred on Aug. 21. The wreck happened at approximately 7 a.m. when the 2008 Suzuki Forenza that the science teacher was driving hit a 2005 International Tractor Trailer. The Suzuki got pinned beneath the 18-wheeler on U.S. 431 and Highway 169.
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.
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.
A report by the AFL-CIO, released on May 7, 2013, shows that in the United States, approximately 150 people a day die of work-related fatalities and illnesses. The statistics include all of the 50 states, including Alabama. Work-related deaths can occur as a result of a wrongful death, illness or disease. The report shows that in a year, over 137 people a day or 50,000 a year die as a result of illnesses that occur as a result of their work environments.