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Elrod, AL – ATV Rider Killed in Crash with Ford at Elrod Rd & CR 140

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Elrod, AL (April 2, 2024) – A man riding an all-terrain vehicle was killed after a crash in the Elrod area on Friday, March 29. The deadly accident was reported on County Road 140 near Elrod Road that afternoon at around 3 p.m. Local reports revealed that a local man was riding an ATV when he was hit by a 2009 Ford Escape. 

Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene to render the necessary aid. The rider of the ATV, 60-year-old Richard L. Hudson of Elrod, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The area was temporarily closed while emergency responders were present. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more updates 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 ATV Accidents in Alabama

Elrod, AL - ATV Rider Killed in Crash with Ford at Elrod Rd & CR 140

Riding an ATV is a thrilling experience. Many people in Alabama enjoy taking these vehicles out and having a bit of fun. Unfortunately, riders are greatly exposed in the event of a crash.  A recent study found that there were 2,211 deaths involving ATV accidents in the United States in a two-year period. Nearly 300 of these deaths involved children under the age of 16. There were more than 310,000 injuries treated at emergency rooms nationwide during this time. It can be hard to deal with a deadly crash on your own. It is important that you are prepared to pursue a strong wrongful death claim with the help of a trained lawyer. 

Your life can change in a matter of seconds after losing someone close to you in a devastating accident. It is hard to put the pieces back together and resume your everyday life. There will be so much on your plate, and it is common for surviving family members to take on the resulting damages that result from a fatal crash. The person responsible for the accident should be held responsible. Under Alabama state law, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim in order to recover compensation on behalf of the deceased. These types of cases are often very complicated, and it is always in your best interests to partner with a trained personal injury attorney. 

You need to do everything possible to maximize your recovery after a deadly crash. A trained Elrod wrongful death lawyer will be able to get to work on your case and fight for justice on your behalf. The skilled legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC has a proven track record of helping grieving families pursue successful wrongful death cases, and we are ready to get to work on your case today. We can answer any questions that you may have during a free consultation. Contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105 to discuss your case with a trained attorney and get to work on your case.