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Eufaula, AL – Two Killed in 18-wheeler Crash at Eufaula Ave & Hwy 82

by | May 23, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents |

Eufaula, AL (May 23, 2024) – On Wednesday, May 22, two people were killed after a crash involving a semi-truck in the area of Eufaula. The deadly accident was reported at the corner of S. Eufaula Avenue and Highway 82 early that morning around 2:10 a.m. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide the necessary aid to the involved parties. 

Local reports indicated that a vehicle carrying three occupants pulled onto the roadway when it was hit by a southbound 18-wheeler. Two of the three occupants suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. The third passenger was transported to SouthEast Medical Center in Dothan for the treatment of sustained injuries. The driver of the commercial truck was taken to Medical Center Barbour for treatment. The identities of the involved parties have been withheld. The area was temporarily closed while emergency crews were present. No further information on the deadly crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is in progress. 

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

Deadly 18-wheeler Crashes in Alabama

Eufaula, AL - Two Killed in 18-wheeler Crash at Eufaula Ave & Hwy 82

In an accident involving a big semi-truck, there is a good possibility you will sustain serious and even life-threatening injuries. Based on statistical data, most trucking accidents in Alabama involve passenger cars. Recent statistics indicate that there were 523,796 trucking accidents registered in the United States in 2021 alone, a notable increase over 415,444 the previous year. 101,000 trucking accidents resulted in injuries in 2022, with 4,444 being fatal. When fully loaded, these massive rigs can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, which means they will exert a lot of force in an accident. If a fatal trucking accident claims the life of a loved one, you should work with an experienced wrongful death attorney. 

It is never easy to handle the fallout after an 18-wheeler accident that ends in the loss of a loved one. It is far too easy to become overwhelmed after a catastrophic crash. Should the other driver’s negligence result in the fatal collision, you, as a family member, might be qualified to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. Pursuing a successful wrongful death case by yourself can be challenging. Without the assistance of an experienced attorney, these kinds of lawsuits are frequently difficult to manage.

The legal team at Maloney-Lyons LLC is here to answer any questions after a fatal 18-wheeler accident. We will be here by your side every step of the way to make sure you can make informed decisions to protect your legal rights. Give us a call today at 251-225-6105 to get started on your personal injury case with the help of an experienced Eufaula semi-truck accident lawyer.