AL.com reports that an Alabama police officer suffered serious injuries when an elderly woman crashed into him. The woman also suffered injuries and went to a local hospital. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says the incident happened during a routine traffic stop.
According to state troopers, the accident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Alabama 17. Fortunately, only the side mirror of the woman’s car hit the officer.
The policeman’s injuries were minor, and he went to Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center for treatment. Officers believe a medical issue may have prevented the woman from stopping her vehicle.
ALEA troopers are still investigating the incident.
When to Contact a Personal-Injury Lawyer
Even minor car accidents can leave victims with steep medical bills and lost income. Fortunately, there are laws that protect accident victims and their families. If you were the victim of a negligent driver, an Alexandria personal-injury lawyer may be able to help.
At Morris Bart and Associates, we have many years of experience helping clients recover compensation after car accidents. We can examine the facts of your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call our office at 1-800-537-8185.
Two Die in Head-on Collision
AL.com reports that two people died in a tragic head-on collision in Alabama on Monday afternoon. Alabama State Troopers say the force of the head-on crash ejected two people from their vehicles. Neither of the victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to officials at the scene.
The crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. when a 1992 Chevrolet crashed into a 2012 Dodge Ram. Both of the deceased were in the Dodge Ram.
Two other people were in the Dodge Ram and not wearing seatbelts. They sustained injuries and went to a nearby hospital for treatment. The crash was on U.S. Highway 45.
Police have not yet revealed the cause of the accident.
Statistics Show Alabama Roads Are Still Dangerous
Alabama’s roads are still dangerous, according to statistics from the Center for Advanced Public Safety. In 2011, there were 127,683 crashes on state roads. These injured more than 38,000 people and killed just fewer than 900.
Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. This is why it is so important to know what to do if you are the victim of a negligent driver. The first and most important step is to seek medical attention—even if injuries are not immediately noticeable. Then, consult an attorney to learn your rights.
If you are suffering from car crash injuries, contact Morris Bart and Associates today. An experienced Alabama personal injury attorney will evaluate your case to determine your options. You may be able to recover compensation for expenses associated with medical bills and lost wages—especially if the accident was the result of another driver’s negligence. Call us today at 1-800-537-8185 to schedule an initial consultation.