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Hueytown, AL – Cullman Pedestrian Killed in Crash on I-59

by | May 19, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Hueytown, AL (May 19, 2024) – On Saturday, May 18, a man from Cullman was killed after a pedestrian accident outside of Hueytown. The deadly crash was reported on Interstate 59 early that morning around 5:15 a.m. The victim was driving a GMC Acadia SUV on the interstate when he was involved in a separate collision.

The driver, 29-year-old Martin Rodriguez-Ramirez of Cullman, exited the vehicle after hitting a guard rail on the highway. He was then hit by an oncoming tractor-trailer. Rodriguez-Ramirez suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. After hitting the pedestrian, the semi-truck crashed into the Acadia. A passenger in the GMC was transported to the University of Alabama Birmingham for the treatment of sustained injuries. No updates on the condition of the other victim have been provided at this time.  No further information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.

We would like to extend 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 Pedestrian Accidents in Alabama

Hueytown, AL - Cullman Pedestrian Killed in Crash on I-59

In the lovely state of Alabama, everyone should be able to enjoy a beautiful day and walk around. Unfortunately, pedestrians face a great deal of risk from the road and are overrepresented in national traffic fatalities. In a recent year, there were 120 recorded pedestrian deaths in Alabama. Highway pedestrian fatalities in Alabama are increasing. On average, they make up more than 13 percent of all road fatalities in the state. This is because fatal injuries from pedestrian crashes are far more common than from other kinds of accidents. A skilled personal injury attorney can assist you in pursuing a wrongful death claim in order to obtain financial compensation if you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian crash.

Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can be devastating. It is common knowledge that a large number of drivers ignore pedestrians. When this results in a deadly crash, those drivers should face the consequences. It might be difficult for grieving family members to continue living their normal lives after a loss, and the thought of bringing a lawsuit may even seem too much to bear. You should start working on your case as soon as you can. A representative of the deceased may pursue a wrongful death action to obtain damages following a fatal collision under Alabama state law. Our skilled attorneys can support you during this trying time to make sure your legal rights are protected.

The trained legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC is here to assist you after losing a loved one in a deadly pedestrian accident. A trained Hueytown pedestrian accident lawyer will work diligently to strengthen your case and maximize your financial recovery. If you are ready to get to work on your case, you can contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105.