A crash on Wednesday morning has resulted in the death of three people – two children and their grandmother. According to officials, Alabama State troopers identified a 47-year-old Locust Form woman as well as her 7-year-old granddaughter. Officials pronounced them both dead on the scene. The other granddaughter, aged 5, was rushed to a nearby Blount hospital for treatment but was also pronounced dead.
The crash reportedly occurred on Alabama 79 around 9:30 a.m. south of Cleveland by Fairview Church Road. The grandmother was driving a Cadillac SRX when she came into contact with a 2007 Jeep Cherokee, which was being driven by a 16-year-old male of Blountsville. The crash was head-on. While the young man was not killed in the accident, he was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for undisclosed injuries.
This accident is the latest in a long string of recent Blount county accidents. The accident remains under investigation.
Accidents occur every day. According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama’s rate of deaths of motor vehicle occupant is 13.7 per 100,000. This is 6.7 higher than the 7.0 national rate. This means that Alabama drivers are twice as likely to die in a car crash than the average American. This figure does not take into consideration the countless motor vehicle occupants who are severely injured in these accidents.
The effects of an auto accident can be devastating and could leave loved ones scrambling to reconcile both emotionally and financially. Nobody should have to suffer the effects of an injury or loss.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident, contact an experienced lawyer to discuss your rights. Contact Liddon Law Firm today at 205-224-5675 to schedule your case consultation.