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Moulton, AL – Blountsville Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on AL-157

by | Mar 26, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Moulton, AL (March 26, 2024) – On Saturday, March 23, a Blountsville man was killed after a crash involving a motorcycle and an ambulance in the Moulton area. The deadly accident was reported on AL-157 near County Road 243 late that night at around 9:25 p.m. Emergency responders were quickly dispatched after being notified of a serious collision. 

Local reports revealed that 33-year-old Sidney L. Canada II of Blountsville was on a disabled 2003 Honda VT600 motorcycle when he was hit by a 2017 Ford T250 Ambulance, driven by 21-year-old Hunter A. Harrell of Russellville. Canada suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Harrell and the onboard patient, 35-year-old Rochelle M. Ducharme of Sheffield, were transported to Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield for treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama

Moulton, AL - Blountsville Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on AL-157

Riding a motorcycle is a pastime enjoyed by countless people in Alabama. The road can be a dangerous place, and it is even more of a threat to motorcyclists. Statistics show that motorcycle crashes are over-represented in national roadway deaths. There were 5,579 motorcycle fatalities reported across the country in 2020, making up nearly 14 percent of national roadway deaths that year. This is the highest number on record since 1975. When you look at the data, riders are almost 28 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash compared to someone traveling in a motor vehicle. If someone close to you is killed in a motorcycle crash, you need to consult with a trained attorney in order to pursue lost compensation. 

Deadly motorcycle crashes can happen in an instant and completely change your life forever. You will likely feel that nothing in your life will ever be the same after a deadly crash. When you discover that another driver’s reckless actions contributed to the accident, it can feel impossible to move on. It is key that you are able to protect your legal rights by pursuing a wrongful death claim as soon as possible. These types of crashes are often complicated, and you should have a trained attorney on your side as you pursue justice. 

A deadly crash will always take you by surprise. A trained Moulton wrongful death lawyer will be able to act as your legal representative and protect your legal rights as you pursue your case. With the help of the skilled legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC, we hope that you can achieve a full financial recovery while also holding the at-fault party accountable. You should not wait if you want to pursue a wrongful death claim. Contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105 to get started on your case.