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Franklin, AL – Fatal ATV Crash at CR 78 & McCullough Rd

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

Franklin, AL (May 5, 2024) – On Saturday, May 4, one person was killed and another was injured after a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle in the Franklin area. The deadly accident was reported at the intersection of County Road 78 and McCullough Road late that evening around 8:45 p.m. Local reports revealed that the victims were riding a Polaris Explorer when it overturned as it rounded a curve. 

The incident caused both riders, 37-year-old Joarthur C. McDonald of Russellville and 23-year-old Colby B. Hamm, to be ejected from the vehicle. McDonald suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Hamm was transported to Russellville Hospital by ambulance for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the incident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

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 ATV Accidents in Alabama

Franklin, AL - Fatal ATV Crash at CR 78 & McCullough Rd

Off-highway vehicles like ATVs can be a lot of fun, but they also carry some risk when they drive close to busy roads. An estimated 300 to 400 ATV-related fatalities occur on American roads every year. These vehicles have a higher risk of overturning, which could result in significant injury to occupants. Most of these fatalities involve riders who are less than 16. If you or someone you love is in an accident, it can end in catastrophic and life-changing injuries. With the assistance of an experienced attorney, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim in order to recover lost compensation if a family member is unfairly killed in an accident.

A fatal collision will always take us by surprise. Someone you care about could die in an accident in a matter of seconds as a result of another driver’s carelessness. Needless to say, this is an upsetting experience, and you might not know how to pursue the justice you and your family are owed. If it is later found that the deadly crash was caused by the negligence of another motorist, you might be eligible to collect lost compensation through filing a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases are known to be extremely complex, and handling one on your own might be challenging. However, you can raise your chances of making a complete financial recovery if you work with a skilled attorney who has a track record of assisting grieving families in pursuing successful cases. 

An experienced Franklin wrongful death lawyer will be there to help you during this difficult time. The trained legal team at Malony-Lyons, LLC is prepared to get to work on your case and pursue justice on your behalf. We can even answer any questions that you may have during a free consultation. 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.