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Fairhope, AL – Woman Killed Riding Scooter on US-98

by | Apr 5, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Fairhope, AL (April 5, 2024) – On Wednesday, April 3, a woman was killed in a single-vehicle collision in the Fairhope area. The fatal accident was reported on US-98 near mile marker 62 in Baldwin County. Local reports revealed that the victim was riding a scooter when she was hit by an oncoming Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle. 

Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene to provide the necessary aid to the involved parties. The injured party, later identified as 30-year-old Haygen Kristian Taylor Lightfoot, was transported to Sacred Heart in Pensacola, FL in critical condition. She was later pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV, 81-year-old Charles Crocker, was not hurt in the accident. The area was temporarily closed as local authorities worked to clear the scene. No further information on the deadly crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Haygen Kristian Taylor Lightfoot at this time.

Deadly Scooter Accidents in Alabama

Fairhope, AL - Woman Killed Riding Scooter on US-98

Riding a scooter is a popular activity that is growing rapidly across the country. Unfortunately, riders are exposed to the full impact of a collision when hit by a motor vehicle. A recent study found that scooter accidents have a nearly 9.2 percent fatality rate, compared to 10 percent for bicycles and 5.2 percent for motorbikes. The number of serious injuries in scooter accidents has risen drastically in recent years, growing by an astounding 22 percent in a single year from 2020 to 2021. Nearly half of related injuries reported from 2017 to 2022 took place in 2022 alone. If someone close to you is killed in a car accident, it is important that you are ready to take legal action in order to pursue a full claim for recovery. 

The steps you take after any type of accident are important, and the same is true for deadly crashes. The person responsible needs to be held accountable for their actions, and this can be hard to do on your own. Wrongful death cases are some of the most complex types of litigation that we handle at our firm, and it can be hard to manage one on your own. It is always in your best interests to work closely with a qualified lawyer in order to get the maximum compensation available to you in your case. 

You do not have to be alone after a deadly car accident. A trained Fairhope wrongful death lawyer can fight for your full recovery during this difficult time. The experienced legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC is here to help you when you need it most. We can answer any and all questions that you may have during a free consultation, and our team of lawyers is prepared to take immediate action in order to get started on your case. If you are ready to get started on your wrongful death claim, contact our offices today at 251-225-6105.