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Elkmont, AL – Pedestrian Dies in Two-Car Crash at AL-99 & Sugar Way

by | Mar 15, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Elkmont, AL (March 15, 2024) – A vehicle collision in the Elkmont area on Thursday night, March 14, left one person dead. The fatal accident occurred in Limestone County on AL-99 near Sugar Way that evening at around 7:49 p.m. The crash reportedly involved two vehicles and a pedestrian. 

Emergency responders were quickly dispatched to the scene, and all lanes on the highway were temporarily closed. A pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased victim was later identified as 39-year-old Amber Lynn Lankster of Athens. The area was later reopened roughly two hours later. No further updates on the deadly crash are currently available. Local authorities are handling the ongoing accident investigation. 

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

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama

Elkmont, AL - Pedestrian Dies in Two-Car Crash at AL-99 & Sugar Way

Everyone has a right to enjoy the day by walking around. Unfortunately, pedestrians are greatly exposed to the dangers of the road, and those on foot are over-represented in national roadway fatalities. In a recent year, there were 120 pedestrian deaths reported across the state of Alabama. Nearly 13 percent of traffic fatalities in the state involve pedestrians, and statistics show that the number of pedestrian deaths on Alabama roads is on the rise. These types of accidents are much more likely to cause life-changing and even fatal injuries, and it is key that you are able to protect your legal rights after a deadly crash by partnering with a trained personal injury lawyer in Alabama. 

It can be devastating for someone you care about to be killed in an unexpected pedestrian accident. It is a known fact that many drivers fail to look out for those on foot, causing life-changing crashes in the process. When another person’s reckless behavior causes a deadly accident, that party should be held accountable. It can be difficult for grieving family members to recover after a fatal accident. You may not even be thinking about taking legal action with so much on your plate. However, it is in your best interests to get started on your case as soon as possible. Alabama state law allows for a representative of the deceased, usually a close family member, is able to pursue a wrongful death claim in order to recover lost compensation. These are some of the most complicated pieces of litigation we handle at our firm, and it is important that you have a trained lawyer on your side. You do not want to take any chances during this difficult time. 

You do not have to be alone after a deadly pedestrian crash. The trained legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC can help you during the complicated claims process. A qualified Elkmont wrongful death lawyer will be able to use their years of experience to strengthen your case and maximize your financial recovery. If you are ready to get to work on your case, you can contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105.