A 47 year old is dead and three others, two juveniles, have been taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries as a result of a two-car crash in Huntsville. The accident happened around 6pm Sunday on Stringfield Road near the intersection with Highway 53.
The victim died at the scene of the accident after being ejected from his vehicle. Three people in all were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, two juveniles and the driver of the second vehicle.
It is unknown at this time what led to the crash and there are no eyewitnesses. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released. It remains to be determined whether or not the victim was wearing a seatbelt but it appears that since he was ejected from the vehicle he was not. Seat belt laws in Alabama are lightly enforced and only as a secondary offense. If you are in the front seat you must wear a seat belt. The Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) imposes a $25.00 fine for not doing so. Individuals over 15 years old in the backseat are not required to wear a seat belt.
According to www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety/seatbeltbrief/ , seat belts save over 15,000 lives per year. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in an automobile accident. If you have been involved in a car accident that was caused by a dangerous driver and have picked up serious injuries because of it, then you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. If you live in Columbus Georgia, you may want to get in touch with a law firm such as the Law Offices of Gary Bruce – Car Accident Attorneys in Columbus, Georgia for help and support.
Randy W. Ferguson is Decatur and Huntsville’s leading automobile accident attorney. Call us today for a free consultation. If you are incapacitated we will come to visit you. 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. Time is of the essense and you need to prepare if you have a case against the insurance company of the negligent party. We are here to help you.