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Locust Fork, AL – Child Killed in Rollover at AL-79 & Center Springs Rd

by | Apr 23, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Locust Fork, AL (April 23, 2024) – A young child was killed after a rollover accident in the area of Locust Fork on Monday, April 22. The deadly crash was reported at the intersection of AL-79 and Center Springs Road early that morning around 6 a.m. Local reports revealed that the incident occurred as a 2014 GMC Yukon SUV was traveling down the highway. 

A five-year-old child was traveling in the vehicle when it overturned. The SUV left the roadway and hit a ditch before rolling into a nearby creek. The child was unrestrained and reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The driver was also hurt and transported to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No additional information on the deadly accident is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash. 

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

Deadly Rollover Crashes in Alabama

Locust Fork, AL - Child Killed in Rollover at AL-79 & Center Springs Rd

Rollover collisions are traumatic events, and they are known to result in fatal injuries. Rollovers account for approximately 30 percent of roadway fatalities on average, but they constitute less than three percent of all crashes nationwide. The rise in popularity of large sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks has contributed to a sharp increase in rollover crashes in recent years. Poor road conditions or careless driving may be the cause of these collisions, and statistics show that unrestrained car occupants are involved in most fatal rollover accidents. You can seek compensation for any losses stemming from a wrongful death by working with an experienced attorney.

A fatal crash will alter your entire way of life forever. In a matter of seconds, someone close to you can be taken away too soon due to the reckless actions of another person. There are substantial financial losses that may occur even in fatal collisions, and surviving family members are frequently responsible for covering these costs. It is unfair to put more financial strain on people who are already grieving the loss of a loved one. If another driver’s carelessness caused the collision, they need to be held liable by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. These types of cases are often complicated, and it will always be in your best interests to work closely with a trained lawyer. 

It is important that you have someone on your side helping you navigate the complicated aftermath of a deadly crash. With the help of a qualified Locust Fork wrongful death lawyer, you can make sure your case is handled fairly at every stage. The legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC is ready to help you during this difficult time. We do not want you to be left alone as you attempt to pursue a recovery. If you are ready to get to work on your case, we are just a phone call away. Contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105.