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Atmore, AL – Local Man Dies in Tractor-Trailer Crash on Jack Springs Road

by | Feb 16, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents |

Atmore, AL (February 16, 2024) – On Monday morning, February 12, a local man was killed after a collision involving a tractor-trailer in the Atmore area. The fatal accident was reported on Jack Springs Road near Interstate 65 early that morning at around 10:50 a.m. Local reports indicated that 87-year-old Ellis K. Lee of Atmore was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban when he was hit by a 2014 Kenworth tractor-trailer operated by 56-year-old Patrick M. Bankester of Bay Minette. 

Emergency responders were quickly dispatched to render aid to the involved parties. Lee suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by attending medical personnel. The area was closed for several hours until the road could be cleared by emergency crews. 

No other injuries have been reported at this time. The circumstances leading to the fatal semi-truck accident have not been provided by local authorities. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being handled by local law enforcement officials, and additional details will be provided as it continues. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Trucking Accidents in Alabama

Atmore, AL - Local Man Dies in Tractor-Trailer Crash on Jack Springs Road

A large truck can cause complete devastation in the event of a collision with a smaller passenger car. Unfortunately, those traveling in personal vehicles are more likely to suffer serious injuries in the event of an 18-wheeler accident. In a recent year, there were more than 500,000 trucking accidents reported across the United States. Nearly 22 of these accidents resulted in injuries or fatalities. There were 10,000 trucks involved in collisions across Alabama that same year. Of these crashes, 2,612 ended in injuries and 137 ended in fatalities. It is important that you are able to partner with a skilled Alabama personal injury lawyer who is ready to fight for your legal rights after a deadly trucking accident. 

After a semi-truck accident, it can be hard to know what to do. A serious collision can happen at any time, and an accident involving an 18-wheeler can cause life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, many Alabama residents are injured and killed in trucking accidents each year. After a deadly collision, the resulting damages often fall on the shoulders of surviving family members, only serving to make the situation harder to bear. You need to be able to pursue a strong claim with the help of a trusted lawyer in order to maximize your financial recovery after a reckless truck driver’s actions result in the loss of a beloved family member. 

The legal team at Maloney-Lyons LLC is here to fight for your legal rights after a deadly crash. We understand that you are going through a difficult time, and we want to do whatever we can to help. Our Atmore wrongful death lawyers have helped grieving families from all over Alabama pursue successful wrongful death claims after a fatal accident, and we are here to get to work on your case. If you are ready to discuss your situation with a trained lawyer, call us today at 251-225-6105. 

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