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Hayden, AL – One Killed, Another Hurt in Head-on Crash on AL-160

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Hayden, AL (June 13, 2024) – On Tuesday, June 11, one person was killed and another was injured after a car accident in the Hayden area. The incident took place on AL-160 late that night, around 9:55 p.m. Local reports indicated that a Nissan Maxima collided head-on with a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck.

Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. The driver of the Nissan, 42-year-old Shawn Thomas, suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 32-year-old driver of the Dodge was hurt and transported to the University of Alabama – Birmingham Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The circumstances leading to the incident have not been determined. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident.

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 Head-on Crashes in Alabama

Hayden, AL - One Killed, Another Hurt in Head-on Crash on AL-160

In the state of Alabama, the vast expanse of lengthy two-lane roads and highways, lacking medians or other safety features, poses a significant risk to drivers. If a driver crosses the center line into oncoming traffic, they run the chance of being involved in a head-on collision. These are particularly damaging crashes. Although they made up less than 2 percent of all reported crashes nationwide, head-on collisions in the United States accounted for almost 10 percent of all traffic fatalities in a recent year. Thousands of individuals die in head-on crashes every year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there are roughly 56 percent fatalities in these collisions. If a loved one perishes in an unanticipated crash, you will need to work closely with an experienced attorney to seek a claim for compensation.

Handling a car crash that results in death is never easy. Your entire life can change in an instant. Family members may find it difficult to handle the aftermath of a fatal collision by themselves. You may be able to submit a wrongful death claim to get support during this difficult time with the help of a trustworthy attorney. You must battle to ensure that the person who caused the accident is held accountable and take all necessary steps to enhance your recovery. To help you and your family through this trying period, you must be able to receive financial compensation by working closely with a trained lawyer.

A qualified Hayden wrongful death lawyer will be ready to get to work on your case. Our skilled team of lawyers at Maloney-Lyons, LLC is prepared to take action on your behalf and fight for your full and fair recovery. You likely have a lot of questions about your legal rights, and we are here to answer them during a free consultation. Contact our law offices today at 251-225-6105. You will be glad that our skilled legal team is on your side.