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Uniontown, AL – Man Dies in Crash with Semi-Truck on AL-183

by | May 11, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents |

Uniontown, AL (May 11, 2024) – A local man was killed after a collision outside of the Uniontown area on Thursday, May 9. The deadly accident took place in Perry County on AL-183 near mile marker 11 early that morning around 10:25 a.m. Local sources revealed that 76-year-old Thomas R. Long of Uniontown was driving a 2014 Subaru Outback on the highway at the time of the crash. 

Long’s SUV reportedly collided head-on with a 2021 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by a Jemison man. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. Long suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. No additional injuries have been reported at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is being handled by local authorities, and more updates will be provided as it continues. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Trucking Accidents in Alabama

Uniontown, AL - Man Dies in Crash with Semi-Truck on AL-183

In a collision, certain types of vehicles are more likely to cause significant damage. You run a far higher chance of sustaining potentially fatal injuries in an accident involving a big semi-truck. In all, 3,455 semi-truck incidents were reported in Alabama last year, with 148 fatalities as a result. Every year in the United States, there are over 500,000 reported crashes involving heavy trucks, with an average of over 5,000 fatalities. When fully loaded, a commercial vehicle can weigh up to 70,000 pounds, which is more than enough to result in devastating injuries in the case of a high-speed collision. Sadly, there is a larger chance of fatal injuries in trucking accidents. If someone you care about is killed in a catastrophe, you need to be prepared to defend your legal rights with the assistance of an experienced attorney.

There are other parties involved in a truck collision than only the truck driver who caused your injuries. It is possible that the transportation company and even producers of third-party parts were involved in your collision. Since these kinds of claims entail particular rules, it is crucial that you have a skilled attorney with a track record of success handling truck accident cases. Following a fatal trucking accident, you should investigate every possibility. You do not want to leave your case to chance, and it is always in your best interests to fight for your legal rights with a competent lawyer. 

It is important that you consult with a qualified Uniontown semi-truck accident lawyer to pursue your case after a deadly accident. You should not be left to handle the financial damages that can result from another person’s reckless actions. The trained legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC is here to help you navigate the complicated claims process to protect your full recovery. Deadly collisions are always difficult, and you should not be alone as you pursue justice against the party responsible. If you are ready to get to work on your case, contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105 to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.