There are a variety of ways to legally use Alabama roadways. As such, motorists, for example, must work to protect nontraditional users. This may include taking extra care when there are pedestrians in the area, especially when the pedestrians are young children. Unfortunately, a family of four was reportedly struck by a vehicle, though many details regarding the fatal pedestrian accident are unclear.
Reports indicate that a family of four was walking on a Alabama street one morning on a day in late March. The family included a 66-year-old father, his wife and two young children. Unfortunately, all four were reportedly struck by a vehicle.
The father reportedly died from his injuries while the mother was airlifted to the hospital. The two young children were also transported to the hospital. The condition of the surviving victims is unclear. The road was closed for several hours while workers repaired a utility pole that was damaged in the crash.
Unfortunately, an Alabama family is now left coping with the unthinkable; while coming to terms with the unexpected loss of their loved one, they are also left recovering from their own injuries. Meanwhile, funeral expenses and medical costs can quickly become overwhelming. If the pedestrian accident was caused by negligence, the man’s surviving family members may choose the file a personal injury lawsuit against the party determined to be responsible. A successfully presented case could result in a financial award that will help the family with the costs associated with the incident. An experienced attorney can help them understand their options and take appropriate action.